Design Walk 2009
Although it is a walk we are used to taking, nobody would call it an ordinary walk. Over the course of three days, Design Walk allows us to familiarise ourselves with the graphic design scene of Athens through a series of exhibitions. The events hosted in local art studios, from 6 to 8 February attempt to discuss and showcase various aspects of design.
The idea emerged three years ago when three design studios (pi6, g and the design shop) decided to stir things up a bit in the local design scene. Since then it has gained an overwhelming and ever-growing response from a diverse audience through its innovative spirit. Every year the city centre is filled with people wandering around, maps in hand, carving out the routes between the creative studios.
Design Walk has become an essential part of the calendar for the beginning of the year The 13 participating studios are members of a new generation of graphic designers who, having become aware of the role of design as an expanded platform of communication, invite a wide variety of people to take part in a dynamic and productive dialogue. The main aim is to challenge standard preconceptions about design and provide the basis for exploration in a field that is becoming more and more essential to our everyday life. Let's not forget that through design we communicate, become informed, learn, and find or lose our way.
For more information visit: www.designwalk.gr
Design Studios of Psirri
Friday 18:00 - 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 19:00
Closest Metro Station: Monastiraki Lines 1,3