Open Doors

Celebrate Austin design through a week of free workshops, talks, studio tours and events this November as the city celebrates its creative community in the third annual Austin Design Week

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"Open Doors" | Our Call for Proposals is now open

We are very excited to announce the Call for Proposals for Austin Design Week 2018 events is now open! We can't wait to review what you want to showcase this year.

The third annual Austin Design Week will focus on the theme "Open Doors".

A door that doesn’t open is just a barrier.

Design as a discipline is changing rapidly with the world at-large. We as designers constantly reassess human needs and our role in serving them. While the design community still grapples with this, one thing is clear: bringing people in promises more than keeping people out.

The phrase “open doors” both describes the state of a door and commands one to open it.

We call on the Austin design community to share how they open doors for themselves, each other, and the people they service. Of course, some doors still remain tightly shut for many. We encourage you to share those experiences too.

This Austin Design Week, let’s demystify what design means in this current moment, what it needs to mean, and how to get there.

Please submit your ideas before the June 29th deadline. Feel free to contact us at with any questions!


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