ZDW Exhibition Design Lab

ZDW Exhibition Design Lab is a project created on the basis of a constantly growing demand for interdisciplinary and capable young designers, artists and managers. It is an opportunity that can bring new collaborations, ideas and projects.

As part of the project, we want to focus in more detail on the connecting part, which deepens the experience of art between the work of art itself and the audience. Our goal is to increase the viewer’s experience and at the same time offer project participants the opportunity to learn new skills.

In recent months, online space has become the main environment for the dissemination of art and the relationship with the audience. More and more designers and cultural managers are trying to cope with this situation, they want to face a pandemic and at the same time preserve culture. And that is why we want to reveal to the public the secrets of new possibilities and approaches to how such an online exhibition can be designed.

Who is Design Lab for?

  • for all students of art disciplines
  • for all art and culture enthusiasts
  • for explorers and researchers of new knowledge

What awaits you?

  • a conference packed with design and art experts from around the world
  • VIP workshop led by Anika Kronberger, who will present various online platforms for creating designs and exhibitions

Want more information?


February 23, 2021
start at 1 pm (GMT+1)

Do you want to be a part of the ZDW Exhibition Design Lab Conference?


February 24, and March 2, 2021
2 pm – 4 pm (GMT+1)

Do you want to become a part of the ZDW Exhibition Design Lab Workshop?

  • registration closed

Who will speak at the Conference?

Creating an online experience
Curating in Pandemic Times: from Challenges to Advantages
Design experiences for safety, intimacy, and delight
Designing a video exhibition: bringing a physical experience into the screen

WebXR in art and education
Festivals: Virtual Worlds and New Audiences
Moving online? Not so fast. Exhibitions between physical and virtual environments.
Anything Else Besides the Logic of Gaming and Film?

Program of the conference

However, this is not the end of the ZDW Exhibition Design Lab.

Exhibition and introductory ceremony

This exhibition is one of the most important parts of the entire ZDW festival. The exhibition will be opened with a ceremony on May 8, 2021.
It will consist of works by young designers who participated in the Open Call.

Public workshops

During the festival in May, public workshops, discussions, presentations and various performances of our partners are prepared for you!
There is really a lot! You have something to look forward to!