Beirut Design Week - Grwing Sunstainably
Established in 2012, Beirut Design Week is the largest growing design festival in the Middle East & North Africa. Bringing together more than 25,000 visitors at over 150 events in almost 100 locations around Beirut, BDW, now in its fifth consecutive year, showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in order to strengthen creative economies and foster entrepreneurship, all within the context of region’s rich cultural heritage. The main goal of the event is to encourage creative economies, intercultural exchange, design education, social impact, and design entrepreneurship. The Beirut Design Week is initiated and organized by the MENA Design Research Center, a non-profit organization.
BDW2016 THEME: GROWING SUSTAINABLY
Sustainability means “development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Although primarily focused on ecology and the environment, it also involves social, cultural and economic aspects of life.