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Make Space for #ADW19

We are thrilled to announce that the 4th annual Austin Design Week will take place November 4 - 8th, 2019.

This year we will be curating programming around the theme "Make Space".

In 2017, we uncovered how we “Find Place,” and in 2018 we began to “Open Doors.” As we move into our fourth year of Austin Design Week, we invite everyone to “Make Space.” These themes build on one another, and bring us to a pressing yet simple question built for designers to answer: We're all here (whatever "here" means). Now what?

To make space requires us to not just create, but adapt. How do we remove barriers and set the conditions for everyone to work, live and thrive? What does it mean to build with intention for new ideas, for old ideas, for those who are frequently ignored and brushed aside? What spaces can we cultivate to learn, grow and center ourselves in equity as we continue to expand as a city, design industry and community?

The rulebook to answer these questions has yet to be written. That's where you come in. We'll open our call for proposals Monday, May 13th. Stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for November 4 - 8, 2019.

A big thank you to our Austin Design Week 2019 Advisory Board who selected the theme, the Label Collective who designed our visual identity, and SpaceCraft who upgraded our website.