Agorà Design was founded in order to activate a cycle of production in the fields of architecture and design that starts with an idea and culminates in a commercial product. With its packed programme of exhibitions, talks and themed workshops, the event also includes a competition, open to designers and artisans, both professional and otherwise, and with no age limit.

Agorà Design Contest

Sprech Design Contest

An exciting opportunity to take the challenge of art and beauty.

2023 sees the new edition of Agorà Design, a biennial event focusing on the culture of architecture and interiors, which has taken place in Martano in the province of Lecce, in the heart of Greek Salento, since 1996. For a week, the town's historic centre will become a meeting place for designers, students, artisans, academics and entrepreneurs, but also for the free circulation of ideas about the cultural and social implications of architecture.

Agorà Design is promoted by the cultural association of the same name, whose aims include the facilitation of dialogue and exchange between different cultures and generations, particularly in the Mediterranean Basin, where Salento is at the centre of tourism, trade and culture.

Agorà Design is a hotbed of young international creatives, who are also given opportunities to compete with the leading names in contemporary architecture who attend the conference. Agorà Design has welcomed as speakers and panellists: Stefano Boeri, Benedetta Tagliabue, Walter Mariotti, editorial director of Domus, Marco Rainò, architect and contributor to The Plan and many others.

Discover  the competitionthe ideasthe square

The competition invites participants to send original projects for the two sections: LIVING, for interiors, and GARDEN, for outdoor solutions. In addition to cash prizes for the section winners, all entrants are offered the opportunity to turn their design into a product. This is thanks to Sprech Srl, the event's main sponsor, which undertakes to choose some of the projects presented after the event, and make prototypes for inclusion in its product catalogue. An unprecedented opportunity in Italian architecture and design competitions.

Take part in the new competition "Hyper-local: architecture and design from the land"

Entry to the competition is free and there is no charge.
You have until Monday 3 July to sign up.