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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

XXII TRIENNALE

March 1 - September 1
Milano, Italy
This year La Triennale di Milano will host the third Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival symposium. With a rich program of individual presentations, panel discussions and video contributions, this symposium will cover topics as diverse as human and non-human migration flows; the capacity of good information design to make the invisible visible; and the importance of untangling the threads that connect our singular and highly specific experiences to the complex macro-systems that make up the world’s tapestry.

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Category: Exhibition

HELLO, MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH

June 6 - August 25
London, United Kingdom
The DDP’s 5th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, is a voyage-like exhibition that takes spectators into the world of Designer Paul Smith who has imbued this exhibition with creativity, sensuality, wit, beauty, and a sense of collaboration. Paul Smith’s personal belongings, from his younger days living in the United Kingdom to images of his global brand today, will be displayed in order to exhibit his fame as a world-renowned designer. 

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WDO Member: Seoul Design Center
Category: Exhibition

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

DW! SÃO PAULO DESIGN WEEK

August 18 - August 25
Sao Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo Design Week is an urban festival that aims to promote design culture and its connections with architecture, art, decoration, urbanism, social inclusion, business and technological innovation. The DW! includes lectures in educational institutions, guided tours in galleries and workshops, exhibitions, installations, artistic and urban interventions, thematic circuits, competitions, parties and product launches in stores and showrooms.

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Category: Design week

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE

August 21 - August 23
Chicago, United States
The International Design Conference is a celebration of the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design. As the role of design is constantly shifting, it becomes critical that we open the conversation to as many creative perspectives as possible in the interest of developing a shared dialog that advances our ability to collaborate and magnifies the impact of our work. The IDC offers interactive workshops, off-site experiences and talks from some of the world’s most influential designers.

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Category: Conference

GLOBAL GOALS JAM 2019

September 1
The Global Goals Jam is a two day event consisting of short design sprints. Creative teams of designers, developers and Jammers from the local community work together using a tailored toolkit. Together, they will create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term United Nations Development goals. Teams work in-between different cities, using the force of cultural differences and similarities as a design strategy.

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Category: Other

HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK

September 5 - September 15
Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture.Helsinki Design Week presents the new faces and phenomena of design, promotes design internationally in collaboration with various partners and offers city citizens through design a forum to participate in developing and discussing the city and its culture. The festival programme contains around 250 events every year, and includes both events targeted for professionals and the general public.

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Category: Design week

PARIS DESIGN WEEK

September 5 - September 14
Paris, France
PARIS DESIGN WEEK is fast becoming the definitive cultural counterpoint that is raising the bar for design weeks across the world. Overlapping the M&O PARIS September show and uniting the French and an increasingly international design community, the PDW city becomes immersed in promenades, cocktails, exhibitions… culminating into the celebration of emerging talents at LE OFF.

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Category: Design week

CHINA INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR (CIFF)

September 8 - September 11
Shanghai, China
CIFF covers the entire industry chain including home furniture, homedecor & hometextiles, outdoor & leisure, office furniture, commercial furniture, hotel furniture and furniture machinery & raw materials. The spring and autumn session host over 6000 brands from China and abroad, gathering over 340,000 professional visitors in total. CIFF creates the world’s most preferred one-stop trading platform for product launch, domestic sales and export trade in the home furnishing industry.

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Category: Exhibition

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

INTERSECTION 2019

September 17 - September 18
Lisbon, Portugal
Intersection is the worldwide leading event for Enterprise change-making by Design, or Enterprise Design.This year’s theme is Designing Enterprises for Better Futures. During two days,participants will exchange on approaches, tools and cases of holistic and systemic design practice, applied to the enterprise itself as the material to design with. Using the Enterprise Design Framework as a guiding tool, the event will make sense of a variety of enterprise challenges through talks and master classes, and share approaches and solutions directly applicable in practice.

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Category: Conference

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

INAUGUARTION OF THE FIRST APCI DESIGN LAB AT THE ECLOZR

September 19
After several months spent on creating, iterating and refining warm and versatile spaces to learn and exchange, APCI announces the double inauguration of the eclozr and Design Lab, a place for design promotion in Rennes.

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WDO Member: APCI
Category: Other

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

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
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