About the project

Lecture and workshop series

The project presents an extended annual series of lectures and workshops that deal with the field of design, its current status and future challenges. The aim is to develop expert discussions in this area in a pan-European context.


Czechdesign and Norway

The future of European design and applied art project will run for the years 2014 – 2016 by the Czech design centre, CZECHDESIGN, in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and with support of EEA Grants.


Social impacts, the future and research

The subjects of the lectures and workshops are topics such as the social role of design and its relationship to society, the future of the design disciplines or the role of research in design.


Partnerships with foreign experts and Czech universities

Lectures, workshops and discussions are led by invited international designers and personalities from the field of design, for design students, designers and the public, in cooperation with the Czech universities; Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague; Faculty of Multimedia Communications of Tomas Bata University in Zlin; Faculty of Art and Design at J.E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem and others.



Within the project two professional publications will be released: Research and Design, and The Future of Design.


Project Team

Project manager: Jana Vinšová

Production: Radka Machalická

Promotion and PR: Karolina Matějková

Program: Kamila Matějková, Jana Vinšová, Ludmila Boháčová, Radka Machalická, Kate Spacek, Filip Dedic, Michaela Juřenčáková and Anežka Adamíková

Graphics and visual communication:  Markéta Steinert

Graphics cooperation: Tomas Melichar, Linda Matějovská, Helena Jakoubě

Photographers: Anna Kazanova, Lucie Nohejlová, Jan Hromádko, Jakub Hrab



For their support and partnership, we thank the project partners:
Asten Hotels, DesignreaderInsidecorDesignportalDesignMagazin, Design Cabinet CZArtikl a Lidovky.cz.