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Will there be another Malta Design Week? 808 Association with New Leadership

808 Association, known for organising popular design events such as Malta Design

Week (MDW), is excited to announce a new leadership team for its Executive

Committee. Originally set up by Chris Briffa, Albert Delia and Justin Schembri in 2011,

the non-profit voluntary organisation is dedicated to increasing public appreciation

and understanding of design through collaboration with design practitioners,

policymakers and organisations that recognise design as a force for good.

After successfully hosting Malta Design Week in 2011 and 2014, as well as other

design-related events throughout the years, the founding members are handing

over to a new team: Karolina Rostkowska, an entrepreneur in the creative sector,

Maria Galea cultural strategist, curator and art advisor and Elyse Tonna, curator and

design architect.

“Malta Design Week was always a curious exploration of every imaginable design

discipline. We aim to build upon that mission with an emphasis on

experimentation, innovation, and the development of expertise and talent. We will

continue to highlight the importance of design in our everyday lives and once again

make space for emerging and established design talent”, states Karolina

Rostkowska, the new President of 808 Association.

The 808 Association will work closely with industry insiders to understand their needs,

which in turn will facilitate the planning and implementation of design-related

activities effectively. These include multidisciplinary events such as exhibitions,

creative incubators, performances, lectures, networking events, public meetings,

conferences and fairs.

The new team behind the 808 Association brings a blend of skills and fresh

perspectives, which will help broaden the existing vision of the organisation. They aim

to advance their mission by continuing the renowned Malta Design Week and

introducing Malta Art Week, the new event focusing on integrating local and

international stakeholders from the art world.

The industry practitioners and partners who believe that design is a necessity to

shape our collective future are encouraged to reach out to the 808 Association to

discuss collaboration.

808 Association


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