Gather Festival 2019

Gather started in Stockholm in 2017 and it's about connecting diverse minds, backgrounds, experiences, and ideas through talks, cultural events, and objective-driven labs. Gather believes in the importance of collaboration, in creativity, and in the power of thinking differently. Visitors to Gather participate to be inspired by people from other industries, challenge themselves and think in new ways.

In its 2019's edition, Gather had to change venues 3 times (event production realities folks). About 30 days before the official dates, we started to work with what would be the new official venue: Expohuset. The new location was situated at Nacka municipality and corresponded to an empty building which used to host the showroom of a Swedish furniture design company. Our role was to occupy the building with the Gather attitude.

Within 30 days and a shorter team, we managed to transform the place and occupy its 3500m2 with 3 different stages, 2 labs and other shared areas that would accommodate the 1500 visitors of Gather.

Team Mayra Reis & Jakob Grandin
Year 2019
Role Lead Designer & Production Designer
Category Festival Architecture
Location Stockholm