Review: 2018

Debut

Debut

All eyes on new design!

With the Debut format, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK directs its gaze at a selection of outstanding educational facilities in Austria and abroad. The format is also an international networking platform and an independent venue for up-and-coming design. Students at the two institutions invited to participate in 2018 have showed differing views of our future and the future of design: While the SAE Institute has dealed with virtual participation in cultural life, the contribution from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, this year's Guest Country, has demonstrated a markedly diagnostic approach to design. The works on display have represented quintessential expressions of a new generation's design culture and have traced an arc from virtual reality and gaming to social design.