Lille Metropole 2020, World Design Capital,
a project to transform
the region through design.
The programme includes
exhibitions, performances, themed itineraries,
meetings with designers, festive, urban and educational events, and more
p — proof
o — of
c — concept
Over 500 ideas for projects put forward by local authorities, companies, universities, cultural venues and charities, supported by designers.
*POC – an idea to bring to life, a solution to be experimented, through a 4‑step design process :
1. Understanding needs / 2. Imagining responses / 3. Trying out ideas /
4. Rolling out solutions
exhibitions, performances, meetings with designers, … View the program →
The title of World Design Capital© is awarded every two years by the World Design Organization, in recognition of the innovative use of design by a city or metropolis in order to strengthen its economic, social, cultural and Environmental.
In October 2017, Lille European Metropolis (MEL) was designated as “World Design Capital” after besing shortlisted with Sidney, a platform previsouly held in Mexico, Taipei and Cape Town.