One of the most exciting times of the year has arrived: the weeks in which design is the protagonist and creativity reaches all those curious who are eager to learn more. The Abierto Mexicano de Diseño is an international festival that gathers and celebrates the design community in Mexico every year. It focuses on promoting, exhibiting, supporting and disseminating Mexican design, while having an international presence, which helps enrich local practices through dialogue with interlocutors from other latitudes.
This year the it will be held in a hybrid way with four exhibitions in physical venues that can be visited in person, with all the necessary measures to safeguard the health of all visitors, as well as through a virtual experience which will have five more pavilions. The theme of this edition is Design and utopia. It was proposed by the curator guest Jimena Acosta, and explores environmental, social and political utopia from the perspective of design.
This edition will feature the participation of designers and theorists of national and international renown and exhibitions talking about utopia seen from design, as well as news, furniture and objects, fashion from the transparency and traceability of its supply chains and many other face-to-face and digital activities.
In the featured image we can see the uniforms for the festival specially designed by Cynthia Gomez, which seek to transit to a utopian world where awareness for the environment, social responsibility and inclusion is the guiding principle.
Photos courtesy of Abierto Mexicano de Diseño.