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Lahore Set To Host Pakistan’s Inaugural Design Week

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The inaugural edition of Lahore Design Week (LDW 2020) will be held from the 12th to the 18th of March at The Alhamra Arts Council plus various sites across Lahore. Founded by Rashid Rana, one of Pakistan’s most prominent contemporary artists, LDW 2020 will be held under the umbrella of a not-for-profit design foundation set up to promote design practices, design discourse and the design industry at large.

The focus of this annual event is to bring together three important stakeholders of the creative community: academia, industry and design practitioners under one platform in order to foster dialogue and collaboration among them.

LDW 2020 will be a city-wide event with a diverse range of programs and components, including a series of Design Exhibitions, a Design Summit, Index PK: a design expo for the industry, Design Awards and a range of site-specific and satellite projects. The city of Lahore will act as an important backdrop against which these programs will be curated.

A series of Open Calls will be announced in November 2019 inviting design practitioners, creative thinkers and design-oriented organizations and brands to submit their proposals for design projects and collaborations.

The LDW 2020 team is being led by Rima S. Bokhari as Creative Head. She runs her design studio in Lahore exploring cross disciplinary and curatorial practices relating to contemporary architecture, design and media. Hala Bashir Malik is the Head of Programming for LDW 2020.

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