This open call is for UK-based curators!
Our efforts as a curated design festival are driven by the realisation that the toolkit of design is more relevant for society than ever. To explore ways in which design festivals can act as agents for positive change in an ever-changing world, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, in collaboration with the British Council, calls U.K.-based practitioners to submit proposals for curatorial research focussing on VIENNA DESIGN WEEK in its international context. To do this we are offering a research residency and commssioning a report.
In keeping with our festival’s ethos, we actively encourage innovative, even unorthodox methodologies of research, curation, and presentation. We would like to invite curators to delve into the inner workings of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK and research how it fits into the international festival scene, as well as ideas for new formats. Having been part of the British Council’s Design Connections programme, we were inspired to create new opportunities and networks for collaboration with the UK design sector, and to think about what the UK as guest country for VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2021 might look like.