FILL IN THE BLANK Design for (what?)
Nashville Design Week celebrates the convergence of people, places, and ideas, amplifying the creativity that thrives within our community. While the events are held over the course of one week, the impact creates a ripple effect that we all feel in our city whether we can name it or not.
That’s because design can be a powerful tool that shapes our environment, influences our experiences, and sparks connections. Design can create innovative solutions, disrupt the status-quo, or lighten the load. It’s meant to overcome challenges, satisfy a brief, or to simply surprise and delight.
In all its various forms, design is a purpose-driven practice with a ripple effect. No matter how light or lofty, how practical or pretentious – it’s not for nothing.
This year, we are calling on our community to fill in the blank “Design for ____” in order to deepen the conversation around the meaningful and purpose-driven nature of design. Why the heck do we do it? If not for nothing, design for what?
As always, we’re looking for thoughtful, well-researched proposals that will resonate with this concept, support the mission of Nashville Design Week, and engage our audience of designers, artists, and anyone interested in design.