Design Festival Bern

03.05.2019 - 05.05.2019

After a successful first edition, the Design Festival Bern is now gearing up for its second. The capital city will be transformed into a platform for contemporary design from 3 to 5 May 2019. The Design Festival Bern is a combination of exhibition, talks and experiences, offering a concept unique throughout Switzerland.

The exhibition locations are spread out over the entire city of Bern. The School of Design and the Kursaal Bern will host keynotes, talks and podium discussions with well-known speakers on the topics of analog, digital and transition. The program also takes participants over the Kornhaus bridge into the heart of the festival. Over three days, graphic, product and interaction design from over 40 creative designers will be exhibited on 700 square meters at the Kornhausforum (Granary Forum). Bands, bars and food trucks will provide a festival atmosphere at “Ringgenpärkli”, a park opposite the forum. Next, visitors can cross the Kirchenfeld bridge to the Alpine Museum, where graphic artists and illustrators will be creating live paintings on the topic of “Graphic Mountains”. Slightly to the south the Museum of Communication finishes things off by inviting visitors to view an installation about audiovisual pleasures.

Design fans can look forward to creative works of art, fascinating information and a unique festival feeling.

In numbers:
6 locations
39 exhibitors
11 talks
6 live performances
8 bands and DJs

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