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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

THE FESTIVAL OF THE NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS

February 9 - June 12
The Festival brings together people from all walks of life to debate and shape our future. A future that is sustainable, inclusive and beautiful. It is a great opportunity to network, exchange and celebrate – from science to art, from design to politics, from architecture to technology. The Festival/New European Bauhaus brings the European Green Deal at the heart of our daily lives. It will feature debates, great speakers, artistic performances, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

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Category: Call for proposals, Festival

LOOP DESIGN AWARDS 2022

March 1 - July 31
Porto, Portugal
The LOOP Design Awards is an annual award and our mission is to become one of the most prestigious and recognised Design awards, in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Product, Architectural Photography and Architecture Video. For our third edition, we already have confirmed an incredible jury panel, with more than 35 internationally renowned professionals. LOOP Design Awards 2022 is now open for entries until 31st of July 2022.

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WDO Member: LOOP Design Awards
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS 2022

March 2 - October 22
Zurich, Switzerland
The 2022 LIT Lighting Design Awards is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Lighting Product Design and Lighting Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 22nd of October 2022.

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WDO Member: Three C Group GmbH
Category: Awards

THE SPIRAL – CIRCULAR DESIGN EXHIBITION

March 15 - July 3
Taiwan
As the world gradually faces a survival crisis amidst the recent extreme weather events and climate change, issues of sustainability have also garnered growing attention, as the public that has experienced the impacts is now being introduced to circular economy; people not only respond to the idea, but have also been involved in industry supply chain in an attempt to bring changes to planet Earth and the future environment we live in. In 2018, Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) launched an exhibition under the theme of “Are You in the Loop?” and linked with consumers, designers, and manufacturers to present an opportunity for the public to transition from basic concepts of environmental protection to circular economy and circular design; in 2020, “Disaster or Design” focused on the Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity has exhausted nature's resources and services in a given year, and discussed how to ensure balance between resources and consumption under the thinking of circular design.

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WDO Member: TDRI
Category: Exhibition

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

SALONE DEL MOBILE.MILANO

March 30 - June 12
Milano, Italy
The 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano will not just celebrating a big birthday but also focusing on the theme of sustainability, providing a backdrop for the progress made in this sphere by creatives, designers, and companies. An example of the Salone del Mobile’s determination to become a real driver of change, with honesty, commitment, and transparency. This will be achieved by focusing on quality and building a system with all the players involved, connecting people, initiatives, and activities throughout the process, and scientifically measuring all its activities as an exhibition organiser.

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Category: Design week

GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2022 CALLING FOR ENTRY

April 1 - May 25
Tokyo, Japan
Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside of Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry or the quality of life through the design. “G Mark”, the symbol of the award has been recognized widely as a mark representing good design. GDA is calling for entries until 25 May.

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WDO Member: Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JIDP)
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARDS 2022 – CALL FOR ENTRY

April 1 - June 30
Hong Kong, China
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2022 is open for global submission! Online submissions of design projects that embrace Asian perspectives to enhance the quality of life for people are welcome from any of these six design disciplines: Communication Design, Fashion & Accessory Design, Product & Industrial Design, Spatial Design, Digital & Motion Design and Service & Experience Design. Submit your entry by 15 May 2022 (HKT) to enjoy a 50% off the entry fee!

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WDO Member: Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)
Category: Call for proposals

12TH BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN SAINT-ÉTIENNE

April 6 - July 31
Saint-Etienne, France
The theme of the 12th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne is "Bifurcations". In March 2020, France branched off in record time. The course of our lives has changed, radically. The lockdown experience, lived simultaneously all over the world, is overwhelming. As a result of this event, thinking about the bifurcations becomes an issue that mobilizes the entire profession of designers and its allies to open a cultural debate that cannot be ignored at the heart of our techno-industrial society.

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Category: Bienale

DESIGN INTELLIGENCE AWARD 2022

April 9 - July 8
Design Intelligence Award (DIA) is an international academic award in industrial design established in China in 2015. It is a platform for evaluation, promotion and communication of design, an accelerator bringing innovation to the industry and the future. The theme of the 2022 DIA is "Design Collaboration", which means breaking down barriers and building new and harmonious cross-domain and cross-species relationships between human and technology, between human and other creatures, between human and education, between human and medical care, etc.

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WDO Member: Design Intelligence Award (DIA)
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

2022 PRI²DE CREATIVE CAMP MOVABLE CHAIR INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

April 14 - June 19
Shanghai, China
Hosted jointly by HKRI and the international competition platform, Young Bird Plan, the initiative is aimed at collecting design works of movable chairs from around the world. Using HKRI’s successful projects in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangkok as launchpads, the key thematic element “45” was chosen to celebrate HKRI’s 45th anniversary. With the goal of creating a sense of place and delighting users through creative works from talented designers worldwide, the competition is aimed at bringing vitality to a variety of indoor and outdoor public spaces in Discovery Bay of Hong Kong, HKRI Taikoo Hui and The Sukhothai Bangkok. It also showcases the forward thinking and creativity of the HKRI brand through online and offline publicity, which helps increase awareness among the global design industry practitioners.

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Category: Competition

TAIPEI DESIGN AWARD 2022

April 15 - July 15
Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Design Award 2022 is calling for entries starting today until July 15th with the total prize money of NT$ 3.8 million including NT 600 thousand for the grand prize – Taipei City Mayor Award. *Entries Category: 1.Industrial Design 2.Visual Communication Design 3.Public Space Design *Free registration fee! Sincerely invite all designers to participate. Take Taipei as an international stage to shine to the world.

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WDO Member: China Productivity Center
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

THE FIFTH CHINESE DESIGN AWARD

April 16 - August 18
Hangzhou, China + Google Map
On April 16, 2022, the fifth Chinese Design Award (referred to as "CDA") was officially launched to collect design works related to the three categories of "intelligent manufacturing", "cultural creativity" and "Rural Revitalization". This competition has set up product groups and concept groups. Design institutions at home and abroad, teachers and students of colleges and universities, commercial organizations and individual original designs can sign up for the competition.

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WDO Member: China Industrial Design Intellectual Property Transaction Platform
Category: Awards, Competition

OUR TIME ON EARTH

May 5 - August 29
London, United Kingdom
Our Time on Earth looks to transform the conversation on climate emergency. Harnessing the power of global creativity, it presents radical visions and possibilities for the future of all species.

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Category: Exhibition

ESTONIAN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE “SECOND CHANCE”

May 9 - May 19
Valencia, Spain
The best of sustainable design innovations from 20 Estonia designers are shown at the design exhibition organised by EAD and Art Academy. It demonstrates how the creators’ innovation and smart technologies in recycling can turn used items into new products, thus safeguarding limited resources and protecting the environment. The topic has become especially prominent during the last years’ crisis, giving rise to design thinking and sustainable solutions oriented design approaches across the world.

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WDO Member: Estonian Association of Designers
Category: Conference, Exhibition

MOVING HORIZONS

May 14 - May 22
Munich, Germany
As Germany's largest design event, we very much look forward to moving, expanding and creating new horizons together. At the MCBW 2022, we want to show the full spectrum of all that design as a discipline can achieve.

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Category: Design week

PERCENTUM 2022 SCID GRADUATE EXHIBITION

May 14 - May 20
Taipei, Taiwan
Percentum 2022 SCID Graduate Exhibition showcases 78 pieces of design works by 47 graduate students. Each participant works independently from a particular ratio in the design field. The various graduation projects, including mobile vehicles, lifestyle products, materials and crafts, and public issues, made up a diversified exhibition. Percentum originates from the Latin word; it is an accumulation of four-year design learning and the beginning of our future. Percentum breaks the way of presenting individual pieces and analyzes their projections toward the future. We spread out the process, leading you into these diverse spacetimes of the pieces to experience the 24%, 120%, and 1460% of design. Breaking the established imagination of percentage to create infinite possibilities. See through the darkness; the surprises lie in the scene. We invite you to immerse yourself in it, enjoy all the possibilities brought by design.

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WDO Member: Shih-Chien University
Category: Exhibition

NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS : RESEARCH-BUSINESS-EDUCATION-NETWORKS

May 17 - May 19
Saint-Etienne, France
At a time when Europe is laying the foundations of the New European Bauhaus, and in addition to the biennial's programming, this week dedicated to research, education and training will give designers, schools, universities, companies and networks the opportunity to share their practices and to build together the foundations of a lifelong education and practice of design.

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Category: Conference
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