RECIPROCITY design Liege is an initiative of the Province of Liege and the Provincial Centre for Arts and Crafts of Liege (Office Provincial des Métiers d’Art de Liege – OPMA). Formerly called the International Design Biennial of Liege, which started in 2002, the first edition of RECIPROCITY design liège took place from 4 – 28 October 2012 and presented 25 exhibitions, a series of lectures, debates and a range of other activities, attracting more than 40,000 visitors. Now a triennial, the next edition will be held from 1 October – 1 November 2015, with Wallonie Design in charge of general management and art direction entrusted to Giovanna Massoni.
Committed to its core principles, ‘reciprocity’ and design for social innovation are still the main threads of RECIPROCITY 2015. As a laboratory and showcase of ‘best practices’, RECIPROCITY brings together numerous local, cross-border (Euregio Meuse-Rhine) and international actors in order to generate debate among the public, professionals, and media on the role played by design today.
Social design; designers and citizens participation to the innovation of public services; teaching and learning as the cradle for new awareness on the role of the designer; new models of creation, manufacturing and micro-entrepreneurship… will be the subject of a common reflection at this international event, created in 2012 as a meeting place and working instrument for continuous, participative and sustainable development.