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Artwork of a young boy.
photo: Andriy Boyar

Helsinki Design Week 1.–11.9.

Helsinki Design Week
1.–11.9.
Helsinki + online

Helsinki Design Week, the largest multidisciplinary design festival in the Nordic countries, will
once again be held around the city and online from 1 to 11 September 2022. The theme of this year’s festival is “We are open”, and the festival will offer dozens of design and architecture themed events around the city and online.

The theme of openness is especially evident in Open Studios, which has been a part of the festival programme since 2005. Open Studios opens the doors of creative Helsinki offices on three days and evenings to students, professionals, the press and curious city dwellers.

The main partner of the festival this year is the City of Helsinki. The city’s partnership is a part of a long-term collaboration with Helsinki Design Week which aims to strengthen Helsinki’s profile as a design city. A traditional part of Helsinki Design Week’s programme is Children’s Design Week, whose HDW Children’s Windows will once again be implemented in cooperation with the City of Helsinki. In the Children’s Windows programme, children get to know the world of design through workshops and an installation together with experts in the field of design.

The festival poster of Helsinki Design Week has been designed by artist Andriy Boyar. Inspired by the covers of old records and magazines, Boyar has worked on a series of images during the spring that comment on the festival theme We Are Open.

The design festival’s full programme will be launched on 4 August. Read more through this link (opens in a new tab).