33rd World Design Assembly

Hosted by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the 33rd World Design Assembly will be held in Tokyo (Japan) from 27-29 October 2023. Under the theme of ‘Design Beyond’, the event will explore the evolution of design and its intersection with humanity, technology and the environment. 

In line with the theme, the event’s branding was developed by famed Japanese designer Masaaki Hiromura, who also designed the official pictograms for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Formed by overlapping multiple coloured surfaces, the logo symbolizes the integration of diverse knowledge within a singular ecosystem.

Tokyo promises to deliver an engaging WDA programme, which will include WDO’s general assembly, a one-day research and education forum and a one-day design conference. 

More information about the 33rd World Design Assembly can be found at wda2023.tokyo. Stay tuned for additional details, including the full programme and registration information. 

For questions, please contact WDO Communications Manager, Natalie Dutil at communications@wdo.org.

Friday, 27 October 2023

Research & Design Education Forum

Presentations and discussions that highlight advances in design education and partnerships between the private sector and education institutions. Paper presentations and poster exhibition exploring the theme of Design Beyond.

Chiba University

Saturday, 28 October 2023

Design Conference

Keynotes and breakout sessions exploring Design Beyond.

Roppongi Academy Hills

Sunday, 29 October 2023

WDO General Assembly

*WDO Members only

Roppongi Academy Hills