Lille Metropole is the World Design Capital for 2020!
"DESIGN IS CAPITAL!"
A strong declaration, a solid conviction that expresses the direction of this event. Behind this title lies an in-depth transformation project and a pioneering approach to design.
At each change or important moment of its history, our Metropole has been able to reinvent its economy, reconsider its geographical location at the centre of Europe and rise to the challenges of its time by taking a firmly forward-looking approach.
Today, it presents a programme underpinned by a pioneering approach to design, driven by the desire to transform and repurpose its heritage by calling on the people who live it and build it each day.
Design is a process of empathy and action. It engages us in a new form of experience that is practical and community spirited. The World Design Capital projects are paving the way for a more creative, more resource-efficient, more responsible and more collaborative Metropole.
For this World Design Capital event, we have harnessed all our efforts around a project that invents a new model of working. We have transformed the Eurometropolis into the biggest collective design agency in the world, embracing a region of 2.2 million residents.
At the heart of this initiative are the POCs (Proof of Concept), bringing over 600 innovative ideas to the table through collaborative design, encouraged, identified and developed in our Metropole, a process that guarantees results. These are complemented by a full programme of exhibitions, events, workshops and conferences.
Through these, we look forward to showing you how our region is the ideal place for changing the world through design, by enabling designers, citizens, business leaders, researchers and artists from around the world to join us in imagining and building solutions to the challenges of our day and age.
Impactée par la crise covid-19 et un temps suspendus, les projets et la programmation de l’année Capitale Mondiale du Design ont repris leur cours depuis juin dernier. La période de septembre à novembre 2020 constituera le moment le plus dense de cette programmation remaniée et sera caractérisée par de nombreux temps forts parmi lesquels les sept évènements signatures.