TDW - TIRANA DESIGN WEEK is the very first event entirely dedicated to design in Albania and is created with the aim of tackling the manifestations of creativity, with a specific focus on the contemporary context. During the last 5 years, some very interesting phenomena are emerging in the artistic debate.


The global financial crisis and the geopolitical situation created a prolific ground for nationalistic rhetoric and totalitarian visions in Europe. The creative industry and especially design cannot remain indifferent to changes in the general mindset where the richness and diversity of the contemporary society is continually being questioned.


TDW aims to:

• Empower the fields of Design, Architecture, Art and Culture as key elements in the development and integration processes of Albanian and other cities in the region.

Promote Albanian design culture and art practices in the regional and international partners’ network.

Exchange national/international experiences in the fields of design, architecture, art in general as well as conceptual theories of contemporary cities focusing on contexts of social, cultural, economic dynamics and the role of design in their promotion.

• Cultivate citizens’ participation in design through creative processes by increasing the scale and kinds of exchange between citizens and the city.


These creative processes may include craftsmanship, urban activation, public art, and the short-term or long-term interventions in the city.

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