Austin Design Week is November 9th - 13th! We’re excited to once again be bringing the community together for a week of inspiring (and free) events.
Every year the Austin Design Week advisory board decides on a theme that challenges us all to consider the role of design in improving our communities and ourselves. We aim for something that is timely and that has the potential to inspire meaningful conversations. In a year where "normal" is an ambition, not a baseline, we’ve been thinking about the role of design in times of change.
They say the only constant is change, but truthfully, change is more of a curve— it speeds and it slows. And when change is rapid, (2020 comes to mind) the role and practice of design adapts. The old methods no longer produce new results and accepted truths no longer hold water. But it’s times like these that designers do what they do best: get creative.
The theme for Austin Design Week 2020 is about exploring the ambiguity that comes with change— discovering together what we can embrace, and how: