Design Walk in Athens
Since 2007, there has been a distinctive reason to come to Athens, Greece in February and wander around the historic centre of the city: the Design Walk. Each year, studios open their doors to visitors, inviting them to follow a trail that brings them closer to the most functional and everyday applied art. The walk takes you through the vibrant area of the city next to the Acropolis from 5 to 7 February. Discover Athens through the Design Walk.
For the 2010 walk, double decker, the London-based curating agency, is challenging 13 graphic design studios to create a piece of work inspired by the contradictions / oppositions that every designer has to deal with, and which arise from fundamental questions in design methodology. The resulting exhibition, Poles Apart, will give a unique visual insight into the creative process, as well as its curious contradictions.
Participating designers will create a piece of work based on the following dichotomies: 1. Void vs. fullness 2. Noise vs. silence 3. Ugly vs. beautiful 4. Interesting vs. boring 5. Thin vs. bold 6. Word vs. image 7. Symbolic vs. literal 8. Landscape vs. portrait 9. Positive vs. negative 10. Anarchy vs. order 11. Digital vs. analogue 12. Foreground vs. background 13. Original vs. copy
Participate in the Design Walk from 5 to 7 February and stroll around the Athens centre among cult shops and hip bars to discover works by award-winning graphic designers in one of the most inspiring neighbourhoods in Europe, where ancient Greece, West, East, yesterday and tomorrow meet. Visitors will be further engaged by talks, screenings and educational activities.
For more information visit: www.designwalk.gr
Design Studios of Athens
Friday 18:00 - 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 19:00