Call for entries to Ventura Future 2019 exhibition in Milan
Dezeen promotion: Ventura Projects is looking for designers to exhibit in the second edition of Ventura Future, a showcase of designers tackling world issues, at next year's Milan design week.
Following the success of the first exhibition in 2018, which presented work by 82 emerging designers, Ventura Future will be returning in 2019, from 9 to 14 April.
Dezeen is main media partner for Ventura Future. The successor to well-known Ventura Lambrate district, the exhibition will this year be held in a new location in central Milan, showcasing design that focuses on visions of the future.
The organisation is inviting all designers, design studios, institutions, academies, companies and labels to enter their best work, to be included before 5 December 2018.
Ventura Projects is looking for applications that focus on current and future developments in the field of design, and on the phenomenon of change.
More specifically, it seeks innovative concepts that aim to create a better world or to improve our future in a social, economic or cultural way, as well as pioneering design research, projects and prototypes.
The show aims to "highlight the process behind successful and inspiring design and to show the power of change that is in the hands of designers."
"With the projects that will be selected, Ventura Future is offering a glimpse into the minds of designers, creating insight into the process that progresses from first ideas to finished work," said the organisers.
Ventura Projects was established in 2010, when founder Margriet Vollenberg launched the first edition of Ventura Lambrate. Since then, she has also set up Ventura exhibitions in London, New York and Berlin.
Last year's exhibition saw Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Nienke Helder display a set of sensory objects designed to help women affected by sexual abuse, while Tamara Hoogeweegen explored the controversial issues regarding the genetic manipulation of unborn babies.
Aspiring exhibitors can apply via the Ventura Projects website.