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Barcelona Design Week (BDW), organized by BCD Barcelona Design Center and FAD Promotion of Arts and Design in collaboration with the Design Museum, is an essential event on design, creativity and innovation, and one of the most important in the international calendar (The BDW is a member of the World Design Weeks Network organization, which brings together the main international design events).

At the BDW, routes and visits, round tables and debates, open days, exhibitions, parties, inaugurations, workshops and conferences are organized, and product presentations and awards ceremonies are carried out.

The 2023 edition of Barcelona Design Week (BDW)

Barcelona Design Week 2023 recognizes the importance of design in an increasingly uncertain and complex world. The main objective of this edition is to launch a global initiative to promote Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 18: "Design for Human Future", which is the motto of this edition, number 18. This initiative seeks to highlight the crucial role of design in the creation of a more humane and sustainable future.

Barcelona Design Week 2023 is at an intermediate point in the pursuit of the objectives established in the 2030 Agenda, which was launched in 2015. It is a time to reflect on the progress achieved so far and what remains to be achieved on this path.

This event is significant because it is the first design week to be directly associated with the Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring the design community's commitment to creating a more sustainable world focused on human needs.

The activities of this edition are structured in three sections:

  • Main activities: with activities such as Hanging by a Thread , a project chosen among those presented after the proposal made to IED Barcelona students to give a second life to beer bottles; Conference Nº18 Design For Human Future , aimed at the most professional audience to reflect on the human future, design and the Sustainable Development Goals; and the Human/AI Design Challenge exhibition, which brings together posters that have been created assisted by AI content generation algorithms.
  • OFF BDW: a hundred activities organized by other entities (exhibitions, installations, presentations of new products or services, inaugurations, open doors in creative spaces, and much more).
  • Diseny en Diagonal: an exhibition, a round table, a visit to Manyone Barcelona (venue associated with Barcelona Design Week) and a conference aimed at architecture and interior design professionals.

This fair is aimed at companies, entrepreneurs and professionals in the sector, but also the general public.

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