Get involved

Take part in the next Helsinki Design Week.

Helsinki Design Week will be held 9–19 September 2021!

The cornerstone of Helsinki Design Week is multidisciplinary cooperation with design professionals and enthusiasts. Working together is important to us. Find out how you can be a part of the next Helsinki Design Week.

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“What is Wise to Design now?” On the 4th floor of Glasshouse Helsinki Main Venue:

If you are a designer, architect, writer or panellist and would like to present your work and ideas as part of HDW’s main exhibition in September, please contact us by email at anni.korkman[at] You can describe your finished production (fashion show, photography series, product launch) or share your thoughts about what to address in our design and architecture-themed Weekly Talks series. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Would you be interested in hearing more about collaboration opportunities? We offer curation, production and communications at Helsinki Design Week and Weekly.
Please contact Anni Korkman anni.korkman[at]

Open Call for programme events

Every year a very important part of the festival programme is completed with selected events from an open call for programme entries. These events will become part of the official festival programme and Helsinki Design Week’s marketing communications.

Arrange a fashion show or a guided tour, open your studio doors or hold a service design workshop – any kind of event is welcome. The late application period has ended. Should you have any questions, please contact Iris Korkman iris.korkman[at]

Design Market

This classic event of Helsinki Design Week will be held in the autumn in exceptional circumstances and in a new location as it takes over the third and fourth floors of the festival’s main venue, Glasshouse Helsinki. In addition, the event will be brought to the vendors’ online stores. The Design Market is open from Friday to Sunday September 10-12. The application period has ended.

Become a volunteer

Are you a smooth customer servant or an enthusiastic exhibition guide with a love for design? Are you a social media native who knows their Instagram filters? Come join our team and get a behind the scenes view on how the Nordic’s biggest design festival comes together!
Become a volunteer here.
The application period ends at 22 August. All applicants will receive more information about the events, the work tasks and shifts by 31 August.

Are you part of a sports team or association? To help fund your next activity, come and help us build the festival. Get in touch with Helena Fernström and find out about upcoming opportunities: helena.fernstrom[at]