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2020 Virtual Summit: Les Entretiens Jacques Cartier (EJC)

Montréal and Saint Etienne will both participate to the EJC Virtual Summit, a space of dialogue between the actors of the university, economic, institutional, scientific,…

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The Montréal 2030 Agenda for Quality and Exemplarity in Design and Architecture: a new way of seeing and doing things

Montréal commits to enhancing the quality of its built and living environments by engaging practitioners from all design and architecture disciplines Architecture and design affect…

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Shenzhen Global Design Award 2020 (Special Edition) calls for entries

The Organizing Committee of the Shenzhen Design Week cordially invites designers from around the world to enter the Shenzhen Global Design Award 2020 (Special Edition):…

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Virtual grad shows by 11 art and design schools

Looking for young talents? Check out Singapore’s 2020 art and design graduates’ portfolios and projects online by visiting the graduation showcases organised by various institutions…

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Rebooting“ the World: A UNESCO Creative Cities Debate on the Role of Design

The UNESCO Creative Cities of Design network, which unites 40 cities around the globe, is organizing an open virtual discussion on “The power of design…

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Rebooting“ the World: A UNESCO Creative Cities Debate on the Role of Design

The UNESCO Creative Cities of Design network, which unites 40 cities around the globe, is organizing an open virtual discussion on “The power of design…

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OPEN CALL: Designers in Residence Kortrijk 2020

In challenging times we need inspiration for the future. Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency program in Kortrijk, Belgium. The Designers in Residence Kortrijk program is…

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Helsinki develops experimental activities with artificial intelligence

The City of Helsinki has recently developed internal innovations with what it calls an Experimentation Accelerator. The accelerator project was launched in the autumn of…

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OmaStadi supports local well-being

The winning projects of the voting in the first round of OmaStadi are advancing despite the exceptional circumstances. Especially the development projects related to sports…

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Helsinki Design Week celebrates design in September – The main venue: the Olympic Stadium

The 16th annual Helsinki Design Week will be held on 3–13 September 2020. The festival events will again spread throughout the city: from museums to…

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Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post-pandemic recovery plan

The Finnish government will fund the construction of an architecture and design museum in the country’s capital as part of its coronavirus pandemic support package.…

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Form&Seek design studio, DETROIT // AN INTERVIEW by Nina Prehofer

The Form&Seek design studio led by Bilge Nur Saltik specialises in newly developed techniques and modern craftsmanship. Great attention is paid to workmanship and materials…

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VillaVOON by Strohecker Architects // STYRIAN PRODUCT

Living, more personal than ever before – the VillaVOON makes this possible! Every owner gives their villa a very individual, personal form. And in the…

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Book presentation „Designing Sustainable Cities“

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Multidisciplinary architecture competition // Development of the Peter-McGill Centre

Montréal is launching a multidisciplinary architecture competition to develop the Peter-McGill Centre, in order to create a vibrant and revitalizing flagship project for the neighbourhood.…

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Singapore launches Skills Framework for Design

Jointly developed by three government agencies in Singapore –  DesignSingapore Council, SkillsFuture Singapore and Workforce Singapore the Skills Framework for Design aims to nurture a…

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UNESCO Creative Cities visit Singapore

From 6 to 10 March 2019, DesignSingapore Council had the honour of hosting 33 delegates from various UNESCO Cities of Design as part of Singapore…

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Call for Stories on the Transformation of Education through Design

Educators, do you have an interesting story about how design helped you address challenges and create new solutions for students and schools? For example, the COVID-19…

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INTERIEUR 2020 becomes INTERIEUR 2021

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, its impact on the international design world and the fair and events sector, and the challenging organisation…

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BOOK : Designing Sustainable Cities // Manageable Approaches to Make Urban Spaces Better

Edited by: Sigrid Bürstmayr and Karl Stocker With contributions of: Paul Draus, Breathe Earth Collective, Burcin Cem Arabacıoğlu, Ayşen Ciravoğlu, Ciğdem Polatoğlu, Paulina Cornejo Moreno Valle and…

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Call for Entries: Landscape Design Festival

Kaunas Landscape Design Festival invites creators to design a Green Yard and to turn a Kaunas city square into an extraordinary place. Deadline: June 14,…

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The Floor is Yours

THE FLOOR IS YOURS MADE TO MEASURE FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS, SCHOOLS & START-UPS. Young designers, emerging talent, independent start-up brands and design schools will once…

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Tokani Planter // by NEKO DESIGN

A planter like a tree Tokani planter is a unique planter made of white ceramics that resembles a tree trunk with different branches. The name derives…

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BANDIDO STUDIO // BO Table Lamp

Interactive ambient lighting The BO Table Lamp is the result of a design collaboration between the Mexican design studio Bandido Studio and designer C. Núñez.…

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ARANTANI . FAY // AN INTERVIEW by Nina Prehofer

The design studio Aratani・Fay was set up by Ayako Aratani and Evan Fay. They work as independent designers but share a studio, exhibit together and also…

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DAVID POMPA // AN INTERVIEW by Nina Prehofer

The “davidpompa” studio creates unique objects with a strong commitment to authentic materials and excellent craftsmanship. Pompa’s work combines the essence of the material with bold and…

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Torino City Love

Torino City Love is an initiative of solidarity and open innovation aimed at mobilizing “Torino City Lab” partners and other businesses from Italy and beyond…

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Open Call for the OSTRALE Biennale O21

Centre for Contemporary Art “The OSTRALE” and “European Capital of Culture – Kaunas 2022” –– organises international exhibition of contemporary art in Dresden [Germany] during…

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APPLY NOW: INTERIEUR 2020 DESIGN AWARDS

Following a two-yearly tradition, the Biennale INTERIEUR 2020 (Kortrijk, Belgium) is launching its Interieur Design Awards.This competition gives young designers and architects the chance to…

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Contrei Live: art runs thicker than water

Regional developer Leiedal, partner of Designregio Kortrijk, sets the stage for Contrei Live, an arts trail on and off the water in the 13 cities…

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Call for Entries: 2020 HUMAN CITY DESIGN AWARD

Seoul City declared itself the “Human City Design Seoul” in 2018 during the international conference « Design Cloud » which gathered  european partners from the EU project…

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Wuhan’s Call to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Famous for its 3,500 years of cultural history, Wuhan (China) joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2017 as a Creative City of Design.…

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KOBE, Japan: Interview Kenji Kondo // UNESCO City of Design. An interview by Nina Prehofer

The Japanese city of Kobe is part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network – and rightly so! Kenji Kondo give us an insight into the creative…

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Crisis Response Case Studies

Help the UNESCO Design Cities Network to create a database of new projects happening in your cities in response to COVID-19 that support design innovation…

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Eriko Esaka gives us an insight into the creative culture. An interview by Nina Prehofer

How would you describe Nagoya’s creative scene? First and foremost, as a design city we have three goals: supporting the next generations respecting the environment…

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Call for Posters: All Against nCoV

As the nCoV struck the globe, the city of Shenzhen is inviting designers worldwide to create posters that convey global solidarity and support to each…

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VIRTUAL EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE FORUM 2020 / CULTURE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

Culture in the Time of Corona When confronted with any crisis, the vital importance of culture and arts is revealed. Against the backdrop of the…

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OPEN CALL: Second International Youth Summer Camp in Kaunas

Take part in creating a Youth Season 99 ways to shake the city!   What’s 99 WAYS? Kaunas, the second city in Lithuania, is titled…

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Detroit Month of Design

This September marks the tenth anniversary of Detroit Month of Design, a milestone for the city of Detroit. We inviting the Creative Cities Network to…

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Hanna Harris appointed new chief design officer

Licentiate of Social Sciences and Urban Researcher Hanna Harris has been chosen for the position of chief design officer at the City of Helsinki. There…

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Upcoming

Biennale INTERIEUR 2020

Leading design biennale with a unique mix of commerce and culture, since 1968 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Interieur wants to be the telescope of what will…

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Design Month Graz 2021

Design Month Graz gives insights into various creative disciplines and points of contact to the most diverse designers. Events such as exhibitions, workshops or lectures…

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BIENNALE INTERIEUR 2021

Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, its impact on the international design world and the fair and events sector, and the challenging organisation…

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Archived

Book presentation „Designing Sustainable Cities“ // ONLINE

We like to invite you to the book presentation of the newly published book “Designing Sustainable Cities”, on June 4, 17.00. Taking into account that…

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Geelong Design Week

Geelong’s unique creative heritage and exciting design-driven future will be showcased at Geelong Design Week 2020. More than 80 events will be held across 10…

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Design City | Building an Innovation Eco System

Deakin University Geelong, DesignMind and the City of Greater Geelong invite you to attend Design City | Building an Innovation Ecosystem, a unique international symposium…

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Design Shanghai 2020

Design Shanghai is one of the world's most prestigious international design events and the leading design event in Asia. Constantly breaking new ground, it has…

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« Dessine-moi un jeu vidéo / Design me a videogame »

Game designers have been existing since thousands years. But with the development of videogame, this sector has been flourishing and the discipline of game design…

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Pako Festa

Diversitat Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year since 1983 Pako Festa has gathered together thousands of people…

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Tracking Bilbao

Tracking Bilbao represents the different ways of expresión of the multidisciplinary world, that are very bound to the popular culture in the digital era.

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Bala

Beyond the usual standards, this fair brings together different types of

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Gau Irekia

The aim of this event is to make the sociocultural activity visible in the neighborghoods, betting on the public engagement in the cultural creation.

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“Assises du Design” (Design Assembly) results: announcement of recommendations for a French National Design Policy

The Cité du design Saint-Etienne has been appointed by the French Government to coordinate the national programme “Assises du Design” (Design Assembly). Initiated by  the…

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Fun & Serious Game Festival

Fun & Serious will host inside its schedule F&S Play, the International Festival of Independent Games, to present and promote independent video game productions.

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Commerce Design Saint-Etienne 2019 competition

Organised in Saint-Étienne since 2003, based on a concept that originated in Montreal and drawing on the expertise of the Cité du Design, the Commerce…

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Urbanat

URBANBAT is an international festival about urbanism and social innovation between the city and the citizens.

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Call for Entries: Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY)

The Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents is an international professional competition for young designers (under 35 years) who are from the 180 UNESCO Creative…

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Wuhan Design Biennale

This Design Biennale is a platform for the world’s most prominent designers, as well as a window for showcasing how creative designs breathe new life…

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