The Barcelona Design Week (BDW) takes place from 16th to 28th October, with an extensive programme that includes installations, exhibitions, showrooms, talks, workshops and open days, created by Barcelona Design Centre in 2006, this is the annual event on design and creativity in Barcelona.
BDW 2023 is a very special edition, number 18, our coming of age. In addition, this edition is expressly associated with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals declared by the United Nations.
Faced with a global scenario increasingly marked by uncertainty, complexity and volatility, design is a key element for people’s present and future, to create a human future. In this sense, this year we have set ourselves a clear goal, to launch a global initiative to promote SDG goal number 18 and it becomes our motto: Design for Human Future.
Halfway to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda, launched in 2015, now is the time to take a realistic view of what has been achieved so far and what is still pending. And, for this reason, at BDW we believe that it is time to give design the importance it has and deserves by launching this transversal initiative.
BDW is the first design week proposing a SDG on design and is a member of the World Design Weeks network, whose headquarters are in Barcelona. The network consists of nearly 40 design festivals around the world on design and creativity fields.
Here you have the extensive programme that includes installations, exhibitions, showrooms, talks, workshops and open days to cellebrate this amazing event on design and creativity in Barcelona.