We celebrate the creative process.
We believe art and design enhance contemporary life.
We know they affect how we view the world.
Design constructs a distinct North for the collective imagination. Design contributes to placehood.
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ANCHORAGE DESIGN WEEK 2018
Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
7 Days + Dozens of Projects + Hundreds of Designers
Anchorage Design Week brings together designers and the public for a week of discussions, workshops and events.
Don’t miss the biggest + multi-disciplinary + design-focused event in Anchorage.
This year, we explore the concept of PROXIMITY and how this crucial design principle helps us relate to each other and our world.
We’ll do this through:
- Challenging Projects (Partners + Community)
- Cool Events (Talks + Markets + Expo + Music + Books + Films)
- Stimulating Workshops (Global Leaders + Civic Change + Design Theory)
- Inspiring Tours (Place-making + Boundary-spanning + Inclusive)
CALL FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
The Anchorage Museum is seeking additional proposals for Design Week events and/or workshops from community organizations. Partners help build Design Week by facilitating and/or hosting programming to engage and educate the general public on the benefits of design. Organizations must be able to coordinate and manage their own events.
Submissions are due August 3, 2018. See the Community Partner Calendar for open times in the Design Week schedule. To submit an event/workshop, apply here. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion is coming to Design Week with the premiere of Rack Anchorage—a local showcase of design to wear, presented at the Studio Design Store Sept. 14-16.
Call for designers and designs: Welcome are limited runs, one-of-a-kind items, handmade or manufactured goods and designs for the greater good by first-time and experienced makers. We encourage an exploration of and conversation around identity, diversity and design. We’ll provide the space, the moment and the audience. Together, let’s build a market and a message.
Consignment, clothing rack, mannequin and other display options are available. Designers interested in showing one work (or several) or in helping launch Rack Anchorage, please contact email@example.com by July 30, 2018.
EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE
Open to all experience levels and design disciplines, this temporary showcase will highlight work produced during the early careers of local designers.
Sixteen to 20 finalists (architects, graphic designers, urban planners, landscape architects, UX, fashion, advertising and more) will be selected to be on display throughout Design Week 2018.
Submissions for this event are now closed. Thanks to all who applied. Selected applicants will be contacted and asked to prepare a formal portfolio display (more information and specs forthcoming).
Check here often for updated information, schedule and ways to participate.
Photos from Anchorage Design Weekend 2017 below.