German Design Council report on their participation in the first London Design Biennale 7-27 September 2016, whose theme is ‘Utopia by Design’
The first London Design Biennale will provide a stage for over 30 countries at Somerset House in September. Around the theme 'Utopia by Design' the countries will be united in a global exhibition exploring the role of design in our collective futures.
Alvar Aalto Design Seminar, 27–28 August 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland
The summer’s most anticipated design and architecture event – the 8th International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar, 27–28 August 2016, in Jyväskylä, Finland – brings together design professionals, students and design fans from around the world.
It is vital that print designers follow PDF developments. BNO invite BEDA members to learn about the latest updates at an event in Eindhoven 23 June 2016.
The print design world is changing rapidly. Just think of the many new applications that have been introduced over the last few years, such as printing banners, car wrapping, printing on glass, furniture, etc. Print is also not the only output form in the media and communications mix anymore!
Budapest Design Week have launched the 4th edition of an informative guide to the design hotspots of Budapest.
Visitors to Budapest now have access to the very best design related spots of the city from first hand: the staff of Budapest Design Week has just published the 4th edition of the Budapest Design Map – as both a pocket-size printed product and a free online tool.
Save the date! Barcelona Design Week – 2-12 June
The 11th edition of Barcelona Design Week (BDW), the annual event in the sphere of design, innovation and entrepreneurship organized by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Center), will be held from 2 to 12 June. It offers new opportunities to meet local and international professionals, companies, entrepreneurs, organizations and the public, as well as to learn about and enjoy a wide range of topics and activities.
At Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture on 12th and 13th of May, learn how to leverage the innovation power of inclusive design – with a discount for BEDA members.
The theme of the conference is everyday technology, active ageing, ed-tech and innovation in private and public sector. Through inspirational lectures and workshops led by international experts on people-centred design, you learn how inclusive design methodology can be used as a strategy for sustainable innovation.
With the theme ‘Design is Not Art’, the Design City Luxembourg team report on their plans for the 2016 Biennale
Since 2010, Design City Luxembourg Biennale, the result of a collaboration between Mudam and the city of Luxembourg, has become part of the Luxembourg landscape. Dedicated to the issue of design in public space and its integration into daily life, today Design City Luxembourg is a laboratory of ideas, a promotional tool and an experimentation platform through the participation of designers in the development of the city.
An exhibition-lab of Human Cities_Challenging the city scale will travel around the main European Design festivals in the partner cities. First step: Milan for the Design Week (12th -17th April 2016)
Human Cities_Challenging the city scale is a European project supported by the Creative Europe /Culture program. Led by the Cité du design Saint-Etienne for 4 years (2014-2018), it explores the transformations of the city scale and the co-creation of the city.
Design has proven to be a dynamic tool for innovation. The European Commission has recognised design as a key driver of innovation for bringing user-friendly products to the market and for making both private and public services better correspond to user needs. However, many SMEs are not yet aware of the advantages design can bring to their company and they lack the necessary design management skills. Moreover, as stated in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, although some European countries are world leaders in design, others lack a robust design infrastructure and design capability.
The one-day conference ‘Innovation ID’ will give attendees the opportunity to discover how design can help business innovate, grow and be more competitive in a globalised economy. The conference is specially targeted to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as to business intermediaries. Participants will get a deep understanding of what design is, how it is implemented and how it works in practice. Some methodologies will be explained in detail. Moreover, attendees will hear from practical examples of business and organisations that are using design.