TAMPA, Fla. (March 27, 2018) – The fourth annual Tampa Bay Design Week will offer 10 different events in downtown Tampa and Ybor City, April 8th to April 14th. Architecture and design-related tours, installations and exhibits, events and an Eames film make up this year’s program. Design Week is produced by The Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design.
The highlight event, the Pop-Up Festival will once again transform a Tampa neighborhood – Ybor City, with one-of-a-kind interactive design installations. This year, 8 teams of multi-disciplinary designers will create installations in vacant storefronts and alleyways. The event will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 11 to 4 p.m. in Ybor City’s Historic District.
“The teams have come up with some very creative and engaging designs”, said Kim Headland, architect and festival co-chair. “Being in the historic district, teams have the opportunity to highlight the rich history, current culture and unique opportunities found in Ybor.”
Team Hecho will activate a storefront with film shorts highlighting the creative energy and things that are made in Ybor City. Historically cigars, coffee and bread, today beer, woodwork, fabrication, engineering and food are thriving local businesses. Cuban Roots’ installation is a concept that brings together the history of Ybor City, the Creativity of Cuban Culture and Cuisine, and a future pathway for a sustainable healthy community through the visual and tactile experience of an herb garden that pedestrians will be able to walk through and experience. Team Traction will install The Traveling Obscura at The Center for Architecture and Design. It is a machine that uses ancient Camera Obscura technology to augment storefronts, transforming them into a device for observation and contemplation of street life and the surrounding context.
Included in this year’s Design Week is an opportunity to win an Eames chair through #TBDWEames Instagram challenge. For more information about the design week lineup go to www.tampabaydesignweek.com or call 813-229-3411.