'Week van het Ontwerpen’ presents young promising design talent at the exhibition We Are The Next Generation, part of the Interieur City Festival.
190 student projects were submitted via an open call to students and schools. According to the categories Architecture, Multimedia Design and Product Design, three advisory committees were set up that assessed the works on their social relevance, their innovativeness, their durability and their exhibitability. 44 works were selected. The next generation designers.
The exhibition will be extended with the winners of the OVAM Ecodesign Awards for students and with a selection of international student work. Last year Kortrijk was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as city of design. Two other cities from the network, Graz (Austria) and Saint-Etienne (France) will exhibit their best student work.
'Week van het Ontwerpen' is an annual recurring event about creativity and design. It is a collaboration between Designregio Kortrijk, Howest, city of Kortrijk, Voka Chambre 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.