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COD100: Sonja Schwaighofer’s Weblog

Sonja was granted a scholarship by the City of Graz to work and live 100 days in Dundee UNESCO City of Design. This is her WEBLOG which informs you about her experiences.

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New Design-Website Istanbul

Istanbul launched a new website and invites everyone to visit it and thus spread the power of creativity within design networks.

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Study: How design transforms cities and its people

Understanding the design community transformation, challenges and opportunities following the nomination of Dundee and Graz as an UNESCO Cities of Design!

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Degree Program Design Management 2018/19

The Degree Program Design Management in Graz focuses on operational, functional and strategic design; the first class graduated in July 2018; the next class starts in October 2018.

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100 Days in a UNESCO City of Design

Graz-based creative people of all design fields get the opportunity to work in a company in a UNESCO City of Design and thus widen their horizon.

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General Principles for Calls

At the Annual Meeting in Poland the majority of all UNESCO Cities of Design representatives agreed on sharing regulations for endorsing calls for participation.

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Call: User Experience related work

You are a student with experience in the field of UX-Design and want to prove your UX-Skills in an international competition? Then go ahead and apply now for the third UX World Championship and get the chance to create your dreams and learn from our international speakers at the WUC 2018. Send the best User Experience related work until May 31st to

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Call: Designers in Residence

Designregio Kortrijk is looking for 3 highly motivated and recently graduated designer-makers or creative artists to join in a regional residency in Kortrijk, Belgium.

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Publication: Design takes up residence

In 2014 the French Ministry of Industry launched an ambitious programme for businesses the Designers in residence scheme. To further disseminate the benefits of this programme, it is now important to remember the methodologies developed: this is the purpose of this compendium.

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What designers can do

What designers can do is the eight yearbook to date, and was published 2017 with a completely new design. It presents 86 theses from the 2016/17 academic year, written by students from the bachelor’s program of the University of Applied Studies in Graz.

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Seoul Upcycling Plaza opens

The Seoul Design Foundation (SDF) has been working on the biggest up-cycling hub in Korea, the Seoul Upcycling Plaza(SUP). The grand opening of SUP will be on September 5.

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Where to go in 2018

The British magazine Dezeen identifies the 50 best architecture, design and technology events for 2018; 8 out of 50 design fairs, conferences and trade shows take place in one of the 31 UNESCO Cities of Design. Take a look at the list of the best events and add them to your calendar! Design Indaba  21. – 24. February, Cape Town,

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Experience Economy in Styria

Experiencing Styrian companies first-hand on exciting tours. Innovative enterprises open their doors to allow a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of Styria’s economy and show on their experience tours how real Styrian quality is created – from the raw material to the finished product.

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Publication: Giselbrecht & Partner

How can we build in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and fast-paced? The Graz-based architect Ernst Giselbrecht originally from Vorarlberg understands the architecture of our times as “nodes in a larger network that we can experience spatially” at an ecological, social and economic level.

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Nine new Cities of Design

On 31st of October 2017, 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General, Irina Bokova. Among them are 9 Cities of Design.

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Mezcal Glass Competition

Mezcal is along with Tequila the most famous beverage in Mexico. In the Puebla Tlaxcala Valley remains of the production of this beverage from 400 B.C. were found, making it one of the oldest distilled beverages in the world. Tequila has its glass, mezcal from Puebla needs one.

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Montréal Design Declaration

epresentatives of the international community of designers, architects, planners and landscape architects signed the Montreal Design Declaration at the first international Design Summit Meeting in Montreál.

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Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents

Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Office and Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) warmly invite you to participate in this award which recognizes successful or potential young designers from creative cities and Hong Kong.

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George Maciunas Square

Kaunas has opened a unique square, named after the Fluxus pioneer George Maciunas, located in the middle of the tripartite junction connecting Vytauto Avenue, K. Donelaicio Street and Parodos Street.

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Apply now | MA Study Programmes

MA Exhibition Design and MA Communication, Media, Sound & Interaction Design at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM Graz are welcoming international applications.

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Socio-Design | Publication

Socio-Design has gained more popularity during times of social upheaval. The book illustrates six relevant projects designed for society.

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