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OCEAN PLASTIC INNOVATION CHALLENGE

February 11 - December 9
The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, organized by National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures, asks problem solvers from around the globe to develop novel solutions to tackle the world’s plastic waste crisis. The challenge is a one-year competition composed of three complementary tracks that will run simultaneously—Design, Circular Economy, and Data Visualization.

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Category: Competition

4TH ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL/BELGIUM

June 28 - September 29
Genk, Belgium
Projects by over 90 participants of the 4th Instanbul Design Biennial can be seen at Luma Arles (France) and C-Mine (Belgium) this year. The 4th Istanbul Biennial exhibition - A School of Schools, explored the multiple dimensions of design as learning in six schools: Unmaking School, Currents School, Scales School, Earth School, Time School, and Digestion School. The biennial was visited by more than 200.000 people in 6 weeks and it is now in Europe!

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Category: Biennial, Exhibition

HUMAN CITY DESIGN AWARD 2019

July 1 - September 26
Seoul, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands
Seoul City and Seoul Design Foundation will give out the “Human City Design Award“, an award that combines the concept of social design and global outlook of Asia as an organic entity, starting in 2019.The award will be given to the project, which has contributed to ensuring people and people, people and the society, people and the environment can create even more harmonious and sustainable relationships. In design field.

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Category: Awards

MELBOURNE FRINGE FURNITURE FESTIVAL

September 12 - September 29
Melbourne, Australia
For 2.5 weeks in September, Melbourne Fringe transforms our city into a platform for every kind of artform imaginable, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people.

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Category: Festival

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

September 14 - September 22
London, United Kingdom
London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.

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Category: Festival

DESIGN FRONTIERS

September 16 - September 22
London, United Kingdom
Design Frontiers is a free group exhibition in partnership with SAP, which will tell twenty stories of sustainable projects, products and initiatives from companies on the frontiers of design thinking. These stories – many of which have not been told before – will come together to set a benchmark for addressing key sustainability challenges.

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Category: Exhibition

INSTANBUL INTERNATIONAL INVENTION FAIR (ISIF) 2019

September 17 - September 22
Istanbul is a city which connects Asia and Europe and recognized as the world trade center and Istanbul International Inventions Fair - ISIF has also the feature that brings with the world's most important inventions fair for both inventors and investors.

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Category: Awards, Exhibition

100% DESIGN

September 18 - September 21
London, United Kingdom
100% Design - London is the largest and longest running design trade for industry professionals in the United Kingdom. Featuring an unrivaled talks programme, bespoke installations and a curated selection of world-leading international brands, 100% Design is the dedicated meeting place for business and design in London.

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Category: Trade show/Fair

BEIJING DESIGN WEEK

September 23 - September 30
Beijing, China
Beijing Design Week is an annual event that aims to raise public design awareness as well as to help develop stronger design infrastructure and discourse in Beijing. The event is composed by an opening and award ceremony, forum, guest city activities, design fair, design hop, and design copyright service.

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Category: Design week

SHAPESHIFT

October 1 - October 31
Shapeshift is an open call for projects made from recycled plastics, papers, textiles, ceramics, coffee grounds, fishing nets, air pollution, and more. Consider this your invitation to start working on inventive ways to turn old materials into entirely new design

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Category: Other

DESIGN WEEK MEXICO

October 9 - October 13
Mexico City, Mexico
Design Week Mexico happens every year during the month of October, presenting fairs, exhibitions and opinion forums about design. This is made up of fourteen programs like: creativity&change, diseño contenido, ruta del diseño, expo DW, among others.

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Category: Design week

JUMPTHEGAP

October 10
Barcelona, Spain
Jumpthegap is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center that is looking for conceptual, sustainable and innovative solutions for the bathroom space of the future.The registration period will be open from October 10th until March 27th, during which young architects and designers can show their talent by submitting innovative and sustainable concepts.

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WDO Member: Barcelona Design Center
Category: Biennial, Competition

WORLD DESIGN ASSEMBLY HYDERABAD 2019

October 11 - October 12
Hyderabad, India
World Design Assembly is held biennially, bringing together WDO's leadership, membership and external stakeholders to discuss the progress of the closing two-year term and prepare for the incoming term’s activities. Under the theme Humanizing Design, WDO’s 31st Assembly will be held in tandem with a five-day local design event organized by the India Design Forum, which will include installations, interventions, exhibitions and workshops that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives.

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WDO event
Category: Biennial, WDO event, World Design Assembly

VENICE DESIGN WEEK

October 12 - October 20
Venice, Italy
VDW welcomes designers and companies from all over the world to take part in exhibitions, competitions, and special events druing. Atendees can visit exhibitions of contemporary design and at the same time explore the hidden side of Venice, discovering how ancient objects were designed and decorated. The VDW team organizes unique visits both inside and outside museums.

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Category: Design week

DESIGNBLOK

October 17 - October 21
Prague, Czech Republic
Designblok, Prague International Design Festival, is the largest selection of design and fashion show in Central Europe. Designblok traditionally shows the work of designers and manufacturers from all over Europe, it represents both young and well established designers and design studios. In addition to the central space during Designblok,there are also numerous open galleries, showrooms and pop -up shops throughout Prague. Designblok annually attracts more than 50,000 visitors of all ages from the Czech Republic and abroad.

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Category: Festival

DESIGNART

October 18 - October 27
Tokyo, Japan
DESIGNART Tokyo is a festival held each fall that brings together items and experiences like art, architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and technology from around the globe to the stage of Toky. All this in a revolutionary assembly of presentations in galleries, shops, and all sorts of locations. This is an event that transforms all of Tokyo in a museum of design and art, allowing everyone to stroll the city taking in each display.

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Category: Festival

OPEN DESIGN AFRIKA

October 18 - October 27
Cape Town, South Africa
Open Design Afrika is an event that aims to demonstrate and celebrate Afrika's opportunities and global contribution through design-led innovation.

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WDO Member: Open Design Afrika Festival
Category: Festival

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

October 19 - October 27
Eindhoven, Netherlands
The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 300,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, DDW organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

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Category: Design week

TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

November 1
Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award as an initiative to shape Taipei into a convergence platform for creative designs, thereby to discover creative designs with business potential and to encourage practices of social design. The competition is devided in three main categories: industrial design, visual communication design, and public space design.

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WDO member: China Productivity Center
Category: Awards

C2CPII DESIGN & INNOVATION FORUM

November 4 - November 5
Stockholm, Sweden
This two-day forum will feature leading innovators, product designers, manufacturers and brands using Cradle to Cradle Certified™ to design and make safe, healthy materials and products for the circular economy. Also, there will be workshops and sessions with practical information on how to apply these principles to your own work.

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Category: Conference
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