Barcelona Design Week 2023: Design for Human Future
The Barcelona Design Week (BDW), created by Barcelona Design Centre in 2006, is the annual event on design and creativity in Barcelona.
This is a very special edition, number 18, our coming of age. In addition, this edition is expressly associated with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals declared by the United Nations.
Faced with a global scenario increasingly marked by uncertainty, complexity and volatility, design is a key element for people’s present and future, to create a human future. In this sense, this year we have set ourselves a clear goal, to launch a global initiative to promote SDG goal number 18 and it becomes our motto: Design for Human Future.
Halfway to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda, launched in 2015, now is the time to take a realistic view of what has been achieved so far and what is still pending. And, for this reason, at BDW we believe that it is time to give design the importance it has and deserves by launching this transversal initiative.
We are the first design week proposing a SDG on design.
The BDW is a member of the World Design Weeks network, whose headquarters are in Barcelona. The network consists of nearly 40 design festivals around the world on design and creativity fields.
BDW is organised by Barcelona centre de Disseny and promoted by Barcelona City Council, in collaboration with FAD Fostering Arts and Design and Museu del Disseny.