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10th Anniversary Celebration of Shanghai as UNESCO Creative City of Design

In 2010, Shanghai joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as “City of Design”. The city of Shanghai in early winter is full of vitality of…

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Launch of the 3th edition of the contest “A streetcar named design”

In 2017, during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 10th edition, the contest “a  Streetcar  design for design” students from all over France was organized. Given the success…

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Kortrijk and Kaunas become partners in creativity

Kortrijk will receive € 100,000 from the Flemish government for cooperation with the Lithuanian city of Kaunas in the run-up to Kaunas European Capital of…

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Kortrijk welcomes new mayor Ruth Vandenberghe, as Vincent Van Quickenborne is appointed vice prime minister of Belgium

Recently, Belgium has a new federal government. Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, who was mayor of Kortrijk since 2013, will become vice-First Minister and Minister of…

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THE MONTREAL DESIGN DECLARATION

On 24 October 2017, representatives of the international community of designers, architects, planners and landscape architects signed the Montreal Design Declaration. The Declaration proclaims the…

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Design Education Summit

The 2nd edition of the Design Education Summit is a one-day virtual Summit to be held on 4 February 2021, organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) in partnership…

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Styrian Products – The Exhibition 2020

Styrian Products assembles outstanding products with high standards of design from Styrian companies in a unique collection. The items were chosen according to three main…

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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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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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Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne

Driven by the city of Saint-Étienne, the only UNESCO Creative City of Design in France, and by Saint-Etienne Metropolitan Government, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne,…

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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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Bilbao Bizkaia Design Week 2020 // EmpathyRE. Redesigning a changing world

Bilbao Bizkaia Design Week (BBDW) is an event organized by the Bilbao Bizkaia Design Council (BiDC), an initiative of Bilbao City Council and the Biscay…

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Design Ethics – Superpower of Designers

SDD Singapore x SDD Berlin – Lunch in Berlin, Drinks in Singapore This event is an experiment, a prototype, to bring design communities of two thriving cities,…

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WONDER KORTRIJK CREATIVITY FESTIVAL

KORTRTIJK PRESENTS AN IMPRESSIVE CREATIVE AUTUMN PROGRAMME  The fact that a pandemic brought down the Biennale INTERIEUR and the city programme was an impulse for…

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Making, Measuring, Moving: Designing During Uncertainty

About the Event What do we do as designers when things aren’t going so well? The events of 2020 have hit us all in different…

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CNCentury // The Future of Design in Robotic Manufacturing

Local production, wood as a proven resource material and innovative manufacturing with a CNC milling robot are the focus points of the CNCentury exhibition. We…

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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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Wuhan Design Day 2020

The year of 2020 witnesses the heroic spirit carried forward by Wuhan design industry which played a pivotal role in both fighting the Covid-19 and…

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“RISE AFRIKA RISE“ – Open Design Afrika Virtual Festival

small is MASSIVE! Open Design Afrika calls on Afrikans and the world to action small seeds of change everywhere!  Given vast changes in everyday life, Open…

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Singapore Archifest 2020

First hybrid edition explores the role of architecture in Saving OUR World Singapore Archifest, the annual festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)…

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TORINO DESIGN OF THE CITY 2020

From October 1 to 29, a new edition of Torino Design of the City will be held, despite this uncertain times, with enthusiasm and determination,…

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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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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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Design IdeasWorthDoing Series

Inspired by the late Dr. Milton Tan, Founding Executive Director of DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), join us for a series of two panel discussions that explore where…

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PLAY! Tomorrow’s Tropical Cities: Virtual Tour and Dialogue

Exploring the concept of ‘Play’ in the context of the future tropical metropolis, the “PLAY! Tomorrow’s Tropical Cities” exhibition features innovative ideas of next-generation designers…

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UNESCO City of Design Subnetwork Meeting

The UNESCO City of Design Subnetwork Meeting 2020, which is being hosted by Graz in cooperation with St. Étienne, focuses on the social, smart and…

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