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Design Week Kortrijk
23. Oktober 2019 - 27. Oktober 2019
About ‘Week van het Ontwerpen’
‘Design Week Kortrijk’ (or in dutch ‘Week van het Ontwerpen‘) is a collaboration between Designregio Kortrijk, University College West Flanders (Howest), city of Kortrijk, Voka Chamber of Commerce West Flanders, Intercommunal Leiedal and Biennale Interieur with the aim to highlight the added value of creative technical design education as a catalyst for regional development. Designregio Kortrijk is the platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the region Kortrijk, and the focal point of Kortrijk UNESCO City of Design.
‘Design Week Kortrijk’ has been putting creative and innovative student projects in the spotlight since 2004. For the past 14 years the event has become the main platform for inspiration and exchange of ideas between Belgian design courses and the industry, focusing on themes such as creativity and design. The core event consists of an exhibition of the best student projects of the creative design courses, titled ‘We Are The Next Generation’. Every two years, ‘Design Week Kortrijk’ expands and shows multiple design exhibitions, organizes workshops and networking events. Before the international exhibitions ‘No Randomness’ (Saint-Etienne Design Biennale, 2015) and the Museum of Failure (Stockholm, 2017) were shown in Kortrijk as part of the event.
In 2019, the event will take place from October 23 to 27 in the new city district ‘Kortrijk Weide’ where various facilities come together: a green zone for relaxing, an event hall, an urban sports park, the co-creation hub for start-ups ‘Hangar K’, and a new Olympic swimming pool.