ED-Festival Tallinn 2022

This year’s European Design Festival will be hosted in Tallinn on June 17-19 2022. Creative people from all over Europe are expected to take part in the Festival Programme, which will also be open to the wider public. The Programme includes Design Conference “Beyond Design”, Workshops, Exhibitions, Design Walks, Design Talks, Studio Crawls and of course the European Design Awards Ceremony! 

The Festival Programme 2022 is being curated by the Estonian Design Centre and will take place on June 17-19 2022. The European Design Festival Tallinn 2022 and The Design Conference deals with the theme “Beyond Design” and explores issues such as: Design Beyond Governance, Design Beyond Resistance and Design Beyond Tranquillity. It will look into the impact and future of design and through design as an engine for the welfare of the society, position and responsibilities of the designer while offering both inspiration, practical activities and networking opportunities to design professionals, entrepreneurs and policymakers from different areas.



ED-Festival Design Conference ‘‘Beyond Design‘‘. Meet the Speakers and check out the Time Schedule of the Conference!

European Design Festival 2022 is taking place in collaboration between European Design Awards and Estonian Design Centre.

Minor changes may occur in the Programme.

Festival Programme

Download the full Festival Programme

Friday, June 17


Pre-conference workshop: Stop Campaigning, Start Engaging by Marksteen Adamson (10:00-13:00)

Pre-conference workshop: Activating Positive Social Change with Disruptive Design by Dr Leyla Acaroglu (10:00-13:00) SOLD OUT!

Pre-conference workshop: Futures Design Methodology by Bespoke (14:00-17:00) SOLD OUT!

Pre-conference seminar: From Designer to Designer by various Design Agencies (16:30-18:30)


13:00-14:00 Exhibition opening: ‘‘Communicative Urban Space‘‘ at Estonian Academy of Arts courtyard


Design Walk I Telliskivi Creative Region (14:00-16:30)

Design Walk II ARS Art&Craft Factory (14:00-16:30)

Design Walk III City Centre/Modern North-Tallinn (14:00-16:30) SOLD OUT!

Design Shopping Tour 16:30-19:00

Studio Crawl 16:30-19:00

Welcome Reception at the Maarjamäe Palace 19:00-21:00 (with invitations only)

Saturday, June 18

Design Conference: Beyond Design 9:30-17:00

Curated Nature Walk on Paljassaare Peninsula (11:00-13:30) SOLD OUT!

European Design Awards Ceremony (19:00-21:00)

ED-Awards After Party in the Club Uus Laine 21:30-...

Sunday, June 19

Tour in the Museum of Estonian Applied Art and Design (11:00-12:30)

Curated Tour and Concert in the Arvo Pärt Centre (SOLD OUT!)


European Design Awards Festival 2022 is taking place in collaboration between European Design Awards and Estonian Design Centre.

The ED-Festival has since 2007 been hosted in cities like Stockholm, Zurich, Rotterdam, Helsinki, Istanbul, Vienna, Porto and Oslo, to name a few. Its mission is to celebrate European design, facilitate designers to meet, be inspired and build networks, but also to help promote the design discipline to wider audiences.


Change your festival tickets to a personal festival badge which grants entrance to the festival events. 

Badge pickup stations and opening times: 

 June 17th 12.00-18.00 - festival info desk at the lobby of Nordic Hotel Forum (Viru väljak 3, 10111 Tallinn) 

 June 18th 9.00-19.00 - collect your badge at the Conference/Gala venue at Kultuurikatel (Põhja pst 27a, 10415 Tallinn). 

Opening times depend on the arrivals and are subject to change. In case changes will occur, the information on the web will be updated.


ED-Festival Tallinn 2022 main local partners are: 

* All events of the European Design Festival 2022 will be photographed and the Estonian Design Center has the right to use the photos.