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Call for Entries: Nissan Design Europe 'East meets West' exhibition

Fri, 31 Jul 2009

Nissan Design Europe has announced that it will be participating to the 2009 London Design Festival, but the Japanese automaker will not be showing a new vehicle. From September 23rd to the 25th, Nissan Design Europe will open its doors and become a creative hub hosting arts and design displays and seminars as well as leading a series of tours of the facility.

Under the theme of 'East meets West: the cultural crossroads of creativity', the exhibition aims to celebrate the cross-pollination of creative industries in London, and the Japanese automaker will open some areas of its Paddington-based design studio for installations from other artists and designers.

The 'East meets West' theme is open to individual interpretation. It can consist of an experience gained from a journey from one city to another, from one country to another, or even to different parts of the same city. Entries can also revolve around the theme of culture and discovery.

Were you greatly influenced by a trip from Mumbai to Berlin, or Tokyo to London? Do you feel you can artistically express the cultural, sensual and visual transformation you felt while travelling from China to Spain, Singapore to Germany, Italy to Brazil, or Russia to Argentina? Or were you more profoundly influenced by a bike, bus, or tube journey from quirky east London to more conservative west London?

If you were inspired by a fusion of cultures, or an innate discovery, Nissan Design Europe wants to see your interpretation of the experience.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their ideas and concepts by Thursday, August 6th, by email to

By Eric Gallina