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Sri Lanka Design
Festival 2022

KEY EVENTS

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Meet this year’s Emerging Design talent at the AOD Grad Exhibition 2022, and experience 360 degrees of panoramically new design and creation.

 

Take a look at the whole picture...plus a little more. At the full 360 degrees...plus one.

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MBFW Sri Lanka, will give you a panoramic view into the world of Fashion Design, Craft & Innovation, while highlighting the opportunities created beyond borders. 

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A panoramic view of the local creative landscape. A space where artists, artisans and retail meet to shape and define the New Local identity. 

A curated selection of contemporary artworks of different artists, heritage crafts and artisans, as well as retail. 

Experience the intellectual, innovative and futuristic work of the New Generation of creatives that work to define the New Local identity. 

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Experience the intellectual, innovative and futuristic work of the New Generation of creatives that work to define the New Local identity. 

2ND DEC | DAY 1

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How does design help conserve? Vinod Malwatte and Mika Tennekoon from The ParrotFish Collective talk about it at Design Katha.

How does design help conserve? Vinod Malwatte and Mika Tennekoon from The ParrotFish Collective talk about it at Design Katha.

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Values and ethics play a crucial role in the design industry with plagiarism at it's core. Watch as the BA students from AOD from all departments come together to debate whether design trends inspire original design. 

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Upcycling has been a local tradition for a long time, whether it’s storing and reusing old bag or collecting empty bottles to store spices.

Upcycling has been a local tradition for a long time, whether it’s storing and reusing old bag or collecting empty bottles to store spices. Watch Lonali along with Jonathan talk about her journey. 

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After just completing her masters in 'Applied Imagination in Creative Industries' Tia specializes in Human Centered Design. Join the virtual convesation with Tia to talk about how empathy drives design.

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MBFW Sri Lanka, will give you a panoramic view into the world of Fashion Design, Craft & Innovation, while highlighting the opportunities created beyond borders. 

3RD DEC | DAY 2

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Circular Leap Forum is hosted by AOD along with the Embassy of the  Kingdom of Netherlands  with workshops by Certified CIRCO trainers and a panel discussion on circular design and sustainability. 

Something exciting for you to take part in is 'JAM ROOM' happening in the Boom.room where we jam and create a track together!

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Experience an unconventional style of music in the BOOMROOM with Yakkara, a loop artist focusing his efforts primarily on deep house/mini-mal techno.

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MBFW Sri Lanka, will give you a panoramic view into the world of Fashion Design, Craft & Innovation, while highlighting the opportunities created beyond borders. 

4TH DEC | DAY 3

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Pramodha Weerasekera is the Assistant Curator Education and Public Programmes at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts Sri Lanka.

 

Join us as she talks about How art and design play a part in cultivating cultural constructs in society.

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Join the first batch of Design MA students as they have an unfiltered discussion on Design Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

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Dr. Theonie Anthonisz, a medical professional and psychologist with local and international experience alongside Kalyana talks on how creativity can help emotional intelligence in children and the importance of it.

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A sonic performance by Ranjana Amaradeva and his team, creating sounds that continue to define and contribute to  the New Local identity.

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Dr. Chris Doering is a researcher and co-project manager, who will be giving us a panoramic view into Eco-Social Innovation by Design from local and global perspectives. 

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MBFW Sri Lanka, will give you a panoramic view into the world of Fashion Design, Craft & Innovation, while highlighting the opportunities created beyond borders. 

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