The pandemic has created a wave of sudden change in the ways of living, forcing us to act fast. SLDF surfing this wave of change wants to inspire people with actual action to focus on creating an impact through design, creativity, and innovations. We want to trigger new conversations and collaborations, locally and globally, to create solutions and movements to impact and help navigate through the new norm of the post pandemic world.
In its 10th year SLDF 2021, showcases a thriving community of various designers that have reset the norms to create an impact in sustainable design, innovative initiatives and the creative industry in Sri Lanka. The intersection of design, fashion, creative industries, sustainability & the people’s perspectives poised to drive us forward. Proving that the smallest of movements and changes have created bigger impacts than expected.
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) was conceptualised by the Academy of Design (AOD) in 2009 to fulfill the need for a platform with global reach to support and strengthen the growing design initiatives and activity in Sri Lanka.
Over the past decade, AOD has established itself as the most trusted partner for design led industries in Sri Lanka and abroad. AOD believes in the power of design to create greater impact, and conceptualized the Sri Lanka Design Festival to be a global platform that connects industries, creatives, emerging designers and the public to inspire and learn from each other the impact design can have.