Pordenone Design Week will be back with an online only edition, involving the whole territory, March 8-12, 2021

Pordenone Design Week is organized by Consorzio Universitario di Pordenone, ISIA Roma Design – decentralized course in Pordenone and the Cultural Association Pordenone Design, with the external support of Confindustria Alto Adriatico, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Comune di Pordenone, BCC Pordenonese e Monsile, Fondazione Friuli. Led by the architect Giuseppe Marinelli, starting from this edition, it will avail itself of a scientific committee formed by sociologists, philosophers, managers, mass media experts, and designers, including Marco Pietrosante, from the group I Food Designer.

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Picture from a previous edition of Pordenone Design Week

Even with the online formula, Pordenone Design Week reaffirms its central role in the debate on contemporary design and its commitment to the analysis of the complex challenges of the future. The PDW is a real European experience of “collaborative knowledge” between the design training system and the productive system of the SMEs in the Northern Adriatic area. This challenge will lead to the creation of a “Design City,” an international hub that virtually already exists and, with the support of the institutions, could become a stable educational reality. From Monday, March 8, an online experience of applied design and collective planning will start with the participation of teachers, students, companies and professionals from various Italian regions.

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Picture from a previous edition of Pordenone Design Week

Virtual exhibitions and webinars at Pordenone Design Week

The extensive program includes webinars, a virtual exhibition on sustainability, collaborations with local organizations such as Cinema Zero and the Leopardi-Majorana high school, a dozen workshops engaging over 300 product design teachers and students. At the end of the week, on March 12, 2021, the final proposal of the project will be presented to the companies via conference call.

The workshops will also be attended by students selected from local high schools (ISIS Sacile and Brugnera and Liceo Artistico “E. Galvani” of Cordenons) and representatives of the Salesian University Institute of Venice (IUSVE).

Due to the pandemic, the “Lezioni dalla vetrina” format will consist in design videos illustrating the research carried out by professors and students at ISIA Roma Design.

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“Lezioni in vetrina” from a previous edition of Pordenone Design Week