Distributed Design – our approach to design within global connectivity.


Opportunities are waiting for you. Open calls are there to apply for.  For you to not miss any chance, we listed here our ongoing open calls during February 2019!

Vienna Calling


Exhibit your design work

Deadline February 14th

1. Vienna – Be part of Vienna Design Week

Exhibit your design at Maker Faire Vienna


Your work is realised with digital fabrication tools?
Open source or based on digital files?
And can be locally produced in maker spaces?

Then apply as exhibitors until February 14th and be nominated to get visibility at VIENNA DESIGN WEEK  2019

The Call is open for design projects that were realized with digital fabrication tools (3D printers, Laser Cutters, CNC milling machines,…), can be locally produced in makerspaces/Fab Labs or are based on digital (open source) files that can be shared online.

Designers can still apply as exhibitors until February 14, 2019 online (bit.ly/MFV19callEN)

Let's play in Berlin


Ideas for performances and games needed!

Deadline February 28th

2. Berlin – Create your own event at Re:publica Festival

The most inspiring festival for the digital society


Let’s play in a world of tomorrow with the wonderful digital civil society. A bath in the crowd, a flash mob, a wake-up call!
At #rp19 you will find the opportunity to implement your ideas for performances and participative games.
It is said that we are reading less and our attention span is getting smaller and smaller. So let’s think about what other, unwritten forms of protest, learning and teaching exist. Games, for example, can help us to be guided out of our habits and into a critical position using simple rules.

Make It.

Submit your ideas for our Side Events at #rp19 until February 28, 2019
You’ll find all important information on the Call for Participation page

More info here

5 days of agriculture


Co-create your project with the local community

Deadline March 8th

3. Ioannina (Greece) – Manufacture your agriculture project

A five days-workshop


5 days.
4 projects.
1 community.

The P2P Lab is looking for 4 designers, makers or enthusiasts to join the workshop 5-day workshop in Ioannina (NW Greece).  Selected designers will introduce their technological solution related to agriculture to the local community and manufacture it with their help, while keeping local biophysical conditions in mind.

The workshop will take place at Tzoumakers, a rural makerspace situated in a small mountainous village called Kalentzi. The latter is part of the village cluster of Tzoumerka in Ioannina, a place abundant in cultural and natural wealth but scarce in the economic means of welfare. The main aim of the workshop is to familiarise the local community with open source technologies developed within the EU and, ideally, connect hubs (e.g. Fab Labs) that provide technical infrastructures for development.

Travel, accommodation and per diems of the grantees will be covered .

Apply for the workshop via this link until March 8, 2019 

More info here


Design. No longer about fashion and furniture


Deadline March 10th

4. Distributed Design Award 2019 feat INDEX: Award

Does your design improve life?


Nominations are now open for the 2019 Distributed Design Award, a partnership between Distributed Design Market Platform (co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union) and INDEX:Award. European makers and designers who have developed a design project affiliated with a Fab Lab are encouraged to apply from now until the closing date March 10, 2019.


About the Partnership

The finalists of the Distributed Design Award will be chosen from the nomination pool of INDEX: Awards. Nominations that are affiliated with a Fab Lab will be eligible to receive the Distributed Design acknowledgement. The finalists will attend the We Make The City festival in Amsterdam to develop their ideas and projects within a dedicated environment. Entrants in the Distributed Design Award are also eligible to win an INDEX: Award which will be announced in September in Copenhagen.


Projects can be nominated by clicking on the following link: INDEX: Award nomination portal  until March 10th, 2019.

5. Open Calls on the go

Watch out for more!

Open Call for Ideas by Polifactory Milan
Open Call for Copenhagen Maker Festival 2019
Open Call for the Maker to Market Bootcamp

Watch out for these calls, more info coming soon.