The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is looking to create unexpected connections at the 3rd European Creativity Festival, with a new concept titled: The Hybridscape, where unexpected connections are made.
Now in its third edition, the European Creativity Festival brings together industry talent of all nationalities and ages, for three days of inspirational conferences, talks, awards, hack-a-thons and workshops.
Headlining the festival in 2016 is an exciting series of 1-on-1 ‘Connections’, pairing together entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors from all kinds of industries, to discuss the forces shaping society.
Connection 1: The new role of Designer
Connection 2: New & Creative Uses of Language and Imagery in Communication
Connection 3: Reinventing Creativity & Entrepreneurial Initiatives
Connection 4: Transforming Society’s View of Traditional Conventions & Creative Processes
Connection 5: Creative Collaboration & Holistic Performance Creation
Connection 6: The Future of Design and Technology for a Better Society
Patrizia Boglione, Strategic Creative Director at Angelini Design and Board Member of ADCE, explains more about the concept: "We want to feed the future through creative hybridisation. Society and technology are in transition, so how can we fuel this in a creative way? That's the answer we want to find out during our three days of conferences, workshops and networking at this year’s festival."
To open the festival, Ideas for Change founder Javi Creus will deliver a keynote presentation on Collaboration & Open Models in Creative Businesses. Jamshid Alamuti, Managing Director at Berlin School of Creative Leadership, will moderate each ‘Connection’. Activist and designer, Aral Balkan, will close the ‘Connections’ with an incisive look at the possibilities lying ahead in the marriage of design and technology.
Workshops and Hacks
Day 2 at the European Creativity Festival is dedicated to hands-on learning and showcasing some of the most exciting talent from across Europe, with attendees encouraged to go outside their comfort zone by choosing one of five alternative creative workshops.
Attendees can choose to explore the connection between the creative industry and dance choreography with Quim Bigas, build service design solutions alongside award-winning studio Fjord, or check out the latest innovation in stereoscopic content creation with Outliers Collective.
For those looking for something truly unique, Virginie Gailing’s workshop Re.Designing Death asks how we can use creativity to open up one of life’s most challenging conversations, while IAAC offers a hands-on, technological experience of bring typography to life in 3D.
Meanwhile at the ‘Pirates’ Hackathon, teams of designers and engineers will be competing for the opportunity win a one-week residency at Rome’s start-up district and venture fund Pi Campus. Entrants will be challenged to successfully bring together tech and design, as they develop an original start-up idea, before presenting it to a panel of investors, innovators and entrepreneurs.
Also included a special tour of Barcelona’s creative and technological district, courtesy of Insòlitbarcelona and other activities. For the full programme of events, visit www.EuropeanCreativityFestival.com
ADCE Awards 2016: The Champions League of Creativity
This year marks the 25th edition of the ADCE Awards, with judging taking place at the 3rd European Creativity Festival on Thursday 13th October.
The ADCE Awards are unique in only being open to creative work that has already won an award at a local European show, ensuring every entry is already a winner. And on Saturday 15th October, attendees will get an exclusive first look at the work crowned the ‘best of the best’, as ADCE founding member and 2016 Awards President Johannes Newrkla reveals the Grand Prix winner live on stage.
To close the 3rd European Creativity Festival, all attendees are invited to the Closing Gala, where the Grand Prix for the 25th edition of 2016 Awards will be revealed, along with the European Student of the Year and European Young Creative of the Year competitions.
Event and Ticket Information
The 3rd European Creativity Festival will be held at:
Disseny Hub Barcelona, Pl. de les Glòries Catalanes, 37-38, 08018 Barcelona
General Pass tickets (2 days / 14-15 Oct) provide access to the six ‘Connections’ talks, one workshop, and the Awards Gala (including admission to the dinner and party on Saturday night). Tickets prices are as follows:
Notes to Editors
All activities are in English. Simultaneous translation into Spanish will be available for all ‘Connections’.
Visit www.EuropeanCreativityFestival.com for more information. Any questions about attending the festival can be addressed to email@example.com
For more information, contact:
Art Directors Club of Europe
Tel. +34 93 256 67 65
Tel. +34 629836939
About the Art Directors Club of Europe
The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a not-for-profit association headquartered in Barcelona comprised of professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 18 European countries: Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.
Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 4,500 professionals from the field and internationally spotlights the best works accomplished at a local scale through its annual European awards. The association’s current president is Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer at DDB Worldwide, and one of the most recognised advertising creatives in the world.