5 Aeschilou Street

Social Design

Featuring socially sensitive posters of scientific and artistic interest, the exhibition brought poster designing and social concerns together and explored how this art contributes to triggering rapid social change to our everyday world. The exhibition illustrated Greek and foreign artists’ interest in designing for social, rather than commercial, purposes. It aimed to foster active collaboration and fruitful exchange of ideas between designers and social service agencies. Visitors to the festival had the chance to meet with the work of Luba Lukova and Nuno Coelho, two of the world’s top designers, as well as with that of Greek designers, both through the tribute paid to ‘Dimiourgika Kimata’ (Creative Waves), an action created by the Greek Graphic Designers Association, and through individual contributions. Thinkpublic and Identitades Social Design Agencies, based in England and Mexico respectively and specializing in social design services, independent Greek artists (Bleeps, Xenia Mastoraki, Violetta Diamanti, Athina Kanelopoulou) also took part in the exhibition.

Enjoying the hospitality and comfort the couch-furnished exhibition space offered, many of the visitors got the chance to spend some more time playing the two socially sensitive games ‘With No Taboos’, designed by Haroula Karatza, Nikolaos Pesyridis and Ilias Tsiridis, and trying to solve the social puzzle made by Yianna Thodi.

Exhibition Curation: Maritina Kontaratou, Culture Department, K.S.D.E.O. EDRA

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