What is Design Week?

Anchorage Design Week is an annual gathering of creative minds organized by the Anchorage Museum with community partners to promote and inspire place-based design and imagine the future of our city and the lifeways of Northern regions.

Anchorage Design Week 2023 is presented as two seasonal sessions.

Winter Session

February 23-26

Join us when we gather as a creative community to share perspectives, expertise, and inspiration while celebrating Northern winter landscapes.

This session connects visiting university students with local designers and guests from around the world during Alaska's annual Fur Rendezvous Festival and Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Presented in partnership with Alaska Trails and the University of Texas Arlington School of Architecture, an Anchorage Design Week Winter Symposium highlights the ecologies, cultures, and economies along the Alaska Long Trail, a proposed 500-mile trail from Fairbanks to Seward connecting Alaska's iconic terrain and diverse communities from the Pacific to the Interior. Dress warm for outdoor interventions.

                

Summer Session

August 10-13

Recharge and refresh by enjoying Alaska like a true Northerner - outdoors immersed in majestic landscape. The Anchorage Design Week 2023 Creative Retreat + Design Camp presents a chance to unplug though a hands-on camp experience with fellow multidisciplinary creatives. 

Both Anchorage Design Week sessions offer in-person and virtual events connecting Southcentral Alaska communities with friends across the globe.

Visit this page or follow @anchoragedesignweek for program and schedule updates.

Acknowledgments

Anchorage Design Week takes place on the unceded homelands of the Eklutna Dena’ina people who have adapted for millennia and continue to thrive in the North.

The community events for Design Week are organized by the Anchorage Museum with community partners Alaska Design Forum and AIGA Alaska. Anchorage Design Week is a member of World Design Weeks.

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