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ABOUT DWAA

Since launching in December of 2015, Design Week Addis Ababa (DWAA) has become the most anticipated design event in East Africa. This biannual community event coordinates local and international designers, artists, artisans, workshops, galleries, showrooms, cultural institutions, hotels, companies, and entrepreneurs, through a distinctly collaborative platform for creative, cultural, and commercial engagement. The annual festivity celebrates the best innovations in:

  • Architecture / Urban Planning
  • Industrial Design/ Interiors
  • Technology
  • Food & Gastronomy
  • Fashion
  • Visual Communication
  • Art / Multimedia and more!

The next event is planned for this February 2019. Open Call for participants is currently accepting applications. The application deadline is August 31st, 2018 at Midnight Addis Ababa time

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We partner with industry leaders, both locally and internationally, to present and demonstrate Ethiopia’s most innovative concepts, products, and services to the public.

Submit your event or project to the festival program through our Open Call, activate your business as a preferred DWAA retail destination, host an Open Studio, become a vendor at our Design Market, or join our team as a student intern or volunteer.

Any individual, organization, or company can submit a proposal to participate in Design Week Addis Ababa and those approved by the organizers will become a part of the festival’s programming line-up.

There are different categories for participants with varying fees to cover their marketing materials, programming and exhibition costs.  Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

This event coordinates local and international designers, artists, artisans, workshops, galleries, showrooms, cultural institutions, hotels, companies, and entrepreneurs. With over 100 participants, the festival reaches about 20,000 locally, and creates over 50,000 virtual impressions annually, across all ages and socio-economic groups. We partner with industry leaders, both locally and internationally, to present and demonstrate Ethiopia’s most innovative concepts, products, and services to the public.

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