AN event like we would have wanted to attend

Eastern is a two-day, international, design conference held annually in Košice. We explore the world of design from various perspectives, emphasizing the context in which it arises. Our goal is to present the best stories, solutions, and creators from Central and Eastern Europe, connect communities in this region, and reveal the importance of local context in this global craft. Since its founding in 2018, we can now look forward to the 5th edition of the conference.


previous editions




Meet the team:

Roman Juhás

Ľuboš Bišto

Katarína Jančovičová

Ivana Rusnáková

Lýdia Vilková

Miriam Vyšňovská

& Volunteers

Tabačka Kulturfabrik is a unique, safe, and inclusive cultural center, providing an open space for art, creativity, and collaboration in Košice. Situated within the former tobacco factory on Gorkého Street, this dynamic venue hosts a diverse array of events including contemporary art exhibitions, concerts, and much more. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments, served right here, in the trendy bistro, ensure that all attendees can fuel up throughout the day or celebrate at the final party without venturing far from the action.
Tabačka Kulturfabrik
Gorkého 2, Košice
From Japan to Prague, 17 speakers from various industries, 13 talks, 2 packed afterparties and much more. The 2023 conference was a blast, thanks to the incredible energy and talent brought by Studio Najbrt, Mikina Dimunova, Ola Niepsuj, and other top-notch designers.
The 2022 conference featured designers, artists, as well as a rapper and a legend of the graffiti scene. Banda Agency, Michal Slovák, Vladimir 518, and others were among the 17 speakers from five countries who brought interesting insights to the visitors during its third edition.
In 2019, we brought together 14 accomplished graphic designers and illustrators, renowned design studios, a writer, and an artist from six European countries to Eastern Slovakia. Highlights included talks by SNASK, Peter Biľak, and the legendary graphic designer Jan Meisner.
In 2018, we kicked off the Eastern Design Conference in Košice with our very first edition. The event featured 14 talks focusing on the intersection of global design trends and local contexts, with voices like Studio Feixen, Lars Harmsen, and Petra Dočekalová.