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“HEART OF CYBERPUNK” 360° VR TOUR

October 26, 2020 - August 30, 2023
Hong Kong, China
#ddHK had worked with 10 local fashion and accessories designer units and many other creatives to use materials sourced in Sham Shui Po to create “Heart of Cyberpunk – Immersive Fashion Experience”. Inspired by the history of garment and electronic retail industry in the district, the exhibition pulled together fashion and multidisciplinary designs and arts to put on stage a genre-defying immersive fashion experience in 2020, the Year of Cyberpunk. Riding on cyberpunk culture which is inspired by the streetscape of Hong Kong, in particular Sham Shui Po, the exhibition created an original Sci-fi adventure story that envisaged the mystery of future human sustainable development to link up all elements. The main base of “Heart of Cyberpunk” and Cyborg Transformation Factory has now gone virtual and are just one click away, don’t miss it!  Website

WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Design week, Exhibition, Festival

SCID 30TH ANNIVERSARY

January 1 - December 31
Taiwan
Department of industrial design was established in 1992 due to trends and demands of the industry. Master programme and on-job training programme of the graduate institute were established respectively in 1998 and 1999. The goals for the under-graduate program are “Professionalism, Internationalization, and Industrialization,” whereas “the combination of theories and practices and the interdisciplinary studies across all fields” are set for the graduate programs. In September, 2009, Business Week Magazine reviewed the curricula of SCID as one of the Top 30 World’s Best Design Programmes. The year of 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Department of Industrial Design, Shih Chien University in Taipei, Taiwan.
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WDO Member: Compal
Category: Other

FIT SPORT DESIGN AWARDS

March 23 - December 18
Zurich, Switzerland
CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIT Sport Design Awards 2022 recognize the industry’s most innovative sports equipment and apparel from around the world. The program is open to professional designers, sports companies, students, and emerging talents.

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WDO Member: Three C Group GmbH
Category: Call for proposals

EURASIAN PRIZE

May 20 - December 30
Wiesbaden, Germany
The ‘Eurasian Prize‘ is a globally targeted initiative with the goal of identifying and encouraging the talented architects, urban planners and designers, as well as promoting innovative projects, products and practices that change the world. The open competition brings together the best architects, urban planners and designers around the world to showcase the most innovative ideas and solutions.

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Category: Call for proposals

SIT FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD 2022

May 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Zurich, Switzerland
The 2022 SIT Furniture Design Award is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Furniture Design and Interior Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 28th of February 2023, the program promises to attract entries from some of the most forward creative furniture firms, manufacturers, distributors and independent designers from all around the world!

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WDO Member: 3C Awards
Category: Awards

C-IDEA DESIGN AWARD

August 20 - December 20
The C-IDEA Design Award is an annual juried design competition. It aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design, and new media. The C-IDEA Design Award aims to recognize outstanding design with social value, excavate more farsighted, and responsible excellent design forces to help the development of the design industry.

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Category: Awards, Call for proposals

THE ECAL MANUAL OF STYLE: HOW TO BEST TEACH DESIGN TODAY?

October 15, 2022 - April 16, 2023
Wiesbaden, Germany
Curated by designer Jonathan Olivares and ECAL Director Alexis Georgacopoulos, the exhibition surveys a selection of groundbreaking and defining projects by students and their tutors, leading to unconventional objects and revealed by a creative methodology in action. The exhibition shows these iconic projects and retraces their design process. In other words, it challenges the question "How to best teach design today?". Join us to meet the students and their tutors, and celebrate the opening with us! On the occasion of the opening, Sabrina Handler, Deputy Director / COO, Vitra Design Museum and Alexis Georgacopoulos, ECAL Director and co-curator, will give an introduction to the exhibition.

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Category: Exhibition

BANGALORE DESIGN WEEK 2022

December 3 - December 10
Bangalore, India
BLR Design Week 2022 is the celebration of all things design and its growing relevance in the future of our city. It is a confluence of events that blend emergent technologies, catalytic thinking, vibrant conversations, disruptive collaborations, hybrid aesthetics and diverse design practices.

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Category: Design week

MAKING THE SOCIETY! SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DESIGN

December 13
Frankfurt, Germany
The conference "Shaping Society! Social Sustainability through Design" focuses on hitherto neglected contexts of social sustainability and spans a wide range of topics such as anti-racism and decolonisation, gender justice and inclusion. All presentations are based on the question "Where is the German design industry today in processes of social sustainability? A one-day conference will give an overview of design in these fields.

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WDO Member: German Design Council
Category: Conference

21ST ANDREU WORLD DESIGN CONTEST: AWARDS CEREMONY

December 15
Valencia, Spain
Andreu World and World Design Capital Valencia 2022 invite you next Thursday, December 15, to a very special day on design at the Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía starting at 6:30 p.m. William McDonough, Creator of Cradle to Cradle, will be giving the inaugural conference. The Awards of the 21st Andreu World International Design Contest will recognize the best circular design projects. The 2022 jury made up of William McDonough; Rodolfo Dordoni, Industrial Designer; Petra Stephan, Director of AIT magazine; Beth Galí, Architect; and David Basulto, editor in chief of Archdaily, will be announcing the winners of this edition.

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WDO Member: Andreu World
Category: Award ceremony

MADHYA PRADESH DESIGN UTSAV (MPDU)

December 18 - December 20
Bhopal, India
Madhya Pradesh Design Utsav (MPDU) is an annual design fest, which is conceptualised to serve as a platform for institutions imparting design education, professionals, craft community and industry to come together, share information and build long-lasting relationships. It is a grand confluence showcasing different design avatars in the form of talks, panel discussions, start-up sessions, installations, exhibitions, workshops, and cultural performances. It is organised as an open day.

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WDO Member: National Institute of Design, Madhya Pradesh (NIDMP)
Category: Festival

HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN FOR INTELLIGENT MOBILITY

February 22, 2023 - February 24, 2023
London, United Kingdom
Explore key human-centred design principles and how to apply practical tools that place the human experience and people at the centre of transport decision-making, led by the RCA’s Intelligent Mobility Design Centre live online. The course will expose you to current and emerging mobility trends and changing user behaviours in key markets through real world case studies and specialist guest lectures.

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WDO Member: Royal College of Art
Category: Conference

TIGULLIO DESIGN DISTRICT

April 17, 2023 - April 23, 2023
Golfo del Tigullio, Italy
Tigullio Design District - TDD is the first international event, dedicated to design and specifically to major themes related to the sea, nautic, outdoor and obviously lifestyle, being developed in the splendid scenery of Gulf of Tigullio, between Genoa and the 5 lands in Liguria, Italy. A glamorous event to make yourself known and to know, to link the world of young designer to that of the most experienced, to support new visions and new development perspectives for the marine and environment.

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Category: Conference

INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON LASERS, OPTICS & PHOTONICS 2023

April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023
Valencia, Spain
Lasers, Optics and Photonics, Integrated Optoelectronics, Space Photonics, Quantised Light-Matter Interaction, Fibre Optics and Integrated Optics, Laser spectroscopy, Imaging and Holography, Optics and Photonics: Impact on Defence Systems

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Category: Conference

MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK 2023

May 6, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Munich, Germany
The munich creative business week (mcbw) is Germany's largest design event and at the same time an international showcase for the Bavarian creative and design industry. The next mcbw will take place from 6-14 May 2023.

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Category: Design week

3 DAYS OF DESIGN 2023

June 7, 2023 - June 9, 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark
Take Part in 3daysofdesign 2023. Join our community of exhibitors showcasing great design to an international audience during the 2023 festival, and join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.

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Category: Exhibition
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