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Design Event 2009: The Democracy Exhibit

by Bailee Wolfson
on 19 August 2009

Design Event, the North East, U.K.'s annual design festival named their new graphic design exhibition "Democracy," applying the concept thematically as well as in a curatorial sense. With the goal of making the entire exhibition democratic, artists and designers will submit their own interpretation of Democracy to the website CreateDemocracy. The public will then vote their favorites (see examples below) into the festival showcase. Organizers encourage artists to promote their works globally using the Internet's democratic platforms like Facebook, forums or blogs.


With no curators involved, everyone has a fair chance of getting their work in the final exhibit, which will be constantly changing based on ongoing voting. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2009.

Design Event 2009 takes place 16-25 October 2009 in Newcastle upon Tyne in the U.K.