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Festival | Programme
September 16-26
Abracadabra | Programme
Date 6-26

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Graphic Days® 2021

16th – 26th September, Toolbox Coworking

Ten days of initiatives dedicated to visual design. The new edition of the festival includes exhibitions, performances, experiential activities and workshops within the space of the headquarters at  Toolbox Coworking and numerous events spread throughout the city.

Touch is the fil rouge of the sixth edition of the international festival dedicated to visual design, an invitation to return to physicality and sensoriality, an invitation to stay in contact.

Graphic Days® – Touch addresses the issue of reconnection between the senses in visual communications: a look at the near future in which we will be able to experience what surrounds us through 360 degree sensoriality. Social design becomes the instrument for creating an encounter between people, providing them with new ways of reading and using innovative projects through art.

Highlights

The headquarter of the festival will exhibit projects of young designers that have participated in the Neologia open call, and of illustrators that have contributed to the tenth edition of the Posterheroes contest with their posters on socially-relevant topics. The theme of the festival will be defined through the work of the illustrator Cecilia Campironi and through the reflection proposed in the exhibition ‘the body does not lie‘ which collects the works produced by the students of the Faculty of Design and Arts of the Free University of Bolzano. Space will also be given to an in-depth study on social design and a special focus will be dedicated to Ukraine, guest country of the sixth edition, created in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute, thanks to the collaboration of the Pictoric collective.

At the beginning of the exhibition, in a dark room, an experimental activity will be proposed with the aim of stimulating a reflection on how the way of interacting with people and objects has changed: immersive projections, stroboscopic light shows and interactive installations will guide the public in experimenting with a different form of touch.

Among the appointments, September 17th is the day of ‘In the City‘, the calendar of initiatives curated by visual design studios and cultural institutions of Turin; on September 25th and 26th there will be an outdoor exhibition-market with the works of craftsmen and artists, not just a fair but a cultural project with live performances and impromptu laboratory activities

Open calls

SINGOLARE PLURALE

Starting from the Singulare Plurale exhibition of the 2020 edition of the festival, Graphic Days® has chosen to broaden its investigation into the cultural heritage of Italian tradition and folklore through a call open to artists and designers. A research on the theme of Critical Regionalism from the point of view of visual communication. The selected projects will be published on the website and can be transformed into exhibitions.

NEOLOGIA

Neologia is a project that inaugurates a new network of young designers and visual designers in the panorama of visual communication in Italy by Graphic Days®. All talents aged 18 to 30 are invited to submit their most representative project in order to become part of Neologia, a dynamic observatory that promotes quality and experimental languages in the world of visual.

 

A Project by

PRINT CLUB TORINO

More than just a co-working space, Print Club Torino is a creative community based in Turin and is perfect for anyone looking to learn and experience a range of print techniques in a fun environment, regardless of ability level. The association combines visual communication and social innovation, representing an informal agency operating in the field of sustainable design. Print Club aims at having a positive impact on society: co-design, permanent research laboratories, collaborations with local museums and cultural entities are the main activities of its strategic approach.

PLUG

PLUG is a horizontal and participative non-profit organization. It focuses on social and environmental sustainability. Professionals coming from different fields, from design to visual communication, work together on cultural projects related to education, art, and sustainability to generate a positive impact on society. The aim of the association is to spark open debates and affect people’s behaviour by enhancing their awareness.

QUATTROLINEE

Founded in 2012, Quattrolinee is a brand agency based in Turin combining strategy, design and technology to create innovative communication actions. The agency builds digital and analog communication strategies starting with visual identity design. Their team is composed of different professional profiles who work together to design original projects and strategies with a high quality visual approach.