Design Vlaanderen, together with C-Mine Genk and Design Hub Limburg, will organize the 7th triennial for design in Flanders. The main theme of this edition is Conflict and Design. The 7th triennial for Design will be held at C-Mine Genk from the 14th December 2013 until early March 2014. The exhibition will be curated by Kurt Vanbelleghem, professor at St Lucas University College of Art & Design Brussels.
This Triennial presents concepts, projects, objects and processes which are primarily created within relatively new developments in design such as user-centered design, social design, participation design, process design, sustainable design, ethical design etc.
A conflict in itself, as an event, is rarely regarded as something positive but it is a necessary incentive for future innovations. It is basically defining the way in which humanity continues to evolve. In this process, a designer can play an extremely important role. He designs with this particular awareness in mind. The focus of this triennial is specifically on the social impact of design, on the need for good design that creates solutions for conflicts, for design based on observation and participation. This exhibition is focusing on design with a clear socio-political goal: creating a better living and working world.
The Triennial officially starts with several workshops to bring designers, government, industry and students together to think about conflicts we encounter in our society. These workshops will be held at C-Mine, Genk on the 27th and 28th of March 2013. Registration is required.
For further information please visit: www.conflictanddesign.be.
N.b. the workshops are in Dutch or English.
Budapest Design Week is entering its tenth year in 2013; the anniversary festival takes place between 27th September and 6th October.
The anniversary is celebrated with a special publication this year: the English language Budapest Design Map, which calls tourists’ attention to the design treasures of the city, is being issued at the start of summer. The map presents basic information about over 100 Budapest-based design businesses, arranged in thematic groups.
In 2013 the key topic is Arts & Crafts. The festival focuses on the crossover trends in contemporary design; the dissolving of the genre boundaries between art, design and crafts, and the original use of unique craft techniques.
This year Budapest Design Week's expected Guest of Honour is Italy. Programmes organised by Budapest Design Week, with close to 300 cooperating partners and 60,000 visitors year after year, have proven to be some of the most attractive parts of the festival; the festival opening exhibition displaying international and Hungarian pieces will again open in Design Terminal. There will also be Open Studios, the Design Week Discount, the Design Tours, as well as gastronomy programmes taking place, alongside even more creative workshops for adults and children.
As with previous years, a star guest designer is also being invited and the most prestigious awards of the design profession (Hungarian Design Awards, Design Management Award) will also be presented during the festival.
The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office is the main sponsor and patron of the programme series, its leading professional partners are the Hungarian Design Council and Design Terminal, and it is organised by HIPAvilon Nonprofit Ltd.
For further information please visit: http://www.designhet.hu/
Barcelona Design Week is back!
BCN Design Week, the annual event organised by BCD (Barcelona Design Centre), is back! This international event, focused on design, innovation and business, will gather companies and professionals from any industry or productive services that use knowledge and creativity as a driver for their business activity.
Under the slogan Design Vision 2050, and coinciding with the 40th anniversary of BCD, the BCN Design Week has been reinvented for its eighth edition to expand its reach, opening up to the city to find answers to the challenges we will face in the coming decades through design.
This edition will offer new activities addressed to a wide range of publics, offering the opportunity to interact, network and learn about the potential of design, innovation and creativity as a driver for change in several areas of society: health, habitat, consumption, entreneurship or eco-design are among the topics to be discussed at the Barcelona Design Week 2013.
For the first time the BCN Design Week will take place in June, over 11 days from 11th to 21st June. The 70 activities included in its program will launch the third edition of the Barcelona Design Festival, a major event that seeks to place Barcelona as an international design capital.
For further information please visit: http://www.barcelonadesignweek.com
CREATE NEW VALUE!
Now in its eighth edition, the BDW conference “INNOVATION2”, brings together three days of the most exciting global creative, business and educational talent in Belgrade, from June 6th until June 8th 2013.
The world’s best from the full spectrum of creative industries - branding, design, architecture, publishing, advertising, fashion, new media, film, entrepreneurship and culture - will explain how to create new value in a fast changing innovation-driven world!
A must for every progressive person and company planning the future of their business, institution, community, region, and especially for creatives planning their own future and the future of their clients: as you read this, ideas and connections forged at BDW are blossoming around the world. This year it’s your turn!
"The participant’s list is impressive! BDW is the best professional event I ever participated in."
"BDW is a masterpiece in the art and science of conference design - and a hell of a good way to spend 4 days in Serbia!"
THURSDAY 06 JUNE
ARCHITECTURE & BELGRADE DESIGN INNOVATION
On Thursday June 6th, yet again the most INNOVATIVE architects, interior designers, developers and urban planners descend on Belgrade to present at the BDW 2013 conference! Join global superstars like Alvaro Siza, industrial innovators Daan Roosegaarde, the Alpine masters of concrete Marte and Marte, and the new Scandinavian superstar Johannes Norlander. Followed by the eagerly awaited session about Belgrade’s own future development under the auspices of Beoland, featuring the likes of Zaha Hadid’s BEKO project at Kalemegdan by Lamda, the new Ada Bridge by Porr and the awarded Cloud project by Sou Fujimoto, among others. The day will be rounded up with BDW’s showcase, which every year presents important regional stars each year – this year is Gigodesign from Slovenia.
FRIDAY 07 JUNE
ADVERTISING & WORLD DESIGN INNOVATION
The Cannes Lions are roaring in Belgrade on June 7th! Watch and learn from the makers of the most globally innovative campaigns for Samsung, FIAT, Nissan, MTV, The Guardian, Snickers, Guiness, Nike, Adidas brought to you by TBWA, 72andSunny, Wolff Olins, and AKQA, as well as avant-garde digital communication artists Troika. Followed by the first ever World Design Innovation session at BDW, presenting leading global curators, design management and business leaders from Munich, Eindhoven, Prague, Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna, introduced by the Professor who singlehandedly changed the Government of South Australia by redesigning its functions according to creative rules - the amazing Laura Lee.
SATURDAY 08 JUNE
OBJECT DESIGN & EUROPEAN DESIGN INNOVATION
How do you design for world leading companies? On Saturday 8th June, meet the leading authors of hot awarded designs for brands like Moroso, MUUTO, Audi, Foscarini, Lapalma, Established & Sons, LK Hjelle, Asplund, Nespresso, Prada, Hermes - Clemens Weisshaar, Andersson & Voll, Oskar Zieta, Christophe Pillet, Adrian Rovero and Virgilio Fernandez from the FIAT Centro Stile, featuring their iconic Serbian-made 500L, the new design superstar from Kragujevac. This is followed by a session of members of the elite European Design Leaders association, responsible for cutting edge graphic design, corporate identity and packaging work awarded all the Red Dots, IFs, D&ADs of this world.
Special offer for BEDA members – early birds ticket price of 149 EUR (regular price EUR 299) for the most exciting creative conference in the world.
Book your tickets now at: http://www.belgradedesignweek.com/tickets/
Innovative Cities symposium in Bratislava 30th -31st May 2013
Marie-Haude Caraes, Director of the Research Department and Josyane Franc, Director of International Affairs of Cité du Design will be the speakers at an international symposium on The tools and stakes for innovative cities in Bratislava City Hall, Slovakia, on 30th and 31st May 2013. This symposium is part of a 2012-2013 scientific cycle on innovative cities organized by the French Institute of Slovakia, the Technical University of Kosice and the committee of Kosice, European Capital of Culture 2013.
For more information please visit: http://ifb.ambafrance-sk.org/-Evenements-
"Robert V. Novák, graphic design from Czechia" exhibition at Aiap Gallery.
Aiap, the Italian Association of visual communication design has collaborated with the Czech Centre in Milan to show the works of Robert Novák, one of the most important designers in the panorama of contemporary Czech graphic design.
The exhibition brings together a selection of projects carried out in 23 years of working for cultural institutions (galleries, theatres) and editorial publications. Novak will give a lecture about his work at the exhibition opening.
Robert V. Novák (Prague, 1962)
Novak is self-taught. Until 1990 he worked as a lithographer, photo-composer and technical press. From 1990 he worked in the context of graphic publishing for cultural projects (posters, books, exhibition catalogues, equipment), for the Langhans Gallery Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum, the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen, the National Gallery Prague, Arbor Vitae, Kant and others. Since 1993 he has twice won first place for graphic design in the Czech Grand Design Competition for the design of film posters. The books Memento Mori (Vaclav Jirasek, Robert V. Novák, Ivan Pinkava) and Vanitas (Joel-Peter Witkin) were included among the most important photography books from 2001 to 2012. In addition to graphic design he practices photography.
Address: AIAP Gallery, via Amilcare Ponchielli, 3, 20129 Milan
Dates: 21/05 to 31/05/ 2013
Opening: Tuesday 21st of May 2013, h 18.30
For further information please visit: http://www.aiap.it/section/68
BEDA President Isabel Roig shares her thoughts on the future for BEDA
Isabel Roig of Design Centre Barcelona has just taken over as President of BEDA. We caught up with her to ask about her plans for the next two years.
You’ve just taken over as President of BEDA – what, in your opinion, does BEDA do really well?
BEDA has been a key player in recent years in raising awareness in the European Commission about the strategic role of design in Europe, which has not been fully exploited.
The European Design Innovation Initiative and the Leadership Board have proved this.
What are the key things you hope to achieve during your presidency?
I will continue the work done recently, contributing as much as possible to make BEDA successful in achieving its present challenges. One of these is to start the implementation of the most urgent recommendations made by the Leadership Board.
Following on from this, where do you see BEDA in five years’ time?
I see it as a much bigger, more influential and powerful organisation, for the benefit of its members and the European design system, and also for the European Commission.
You’ve got Design for Leadership onto the EU agenda – what’s next at policy level?
To include design in the realization of the main strategic priorities as defined under Horizon 2020, the EU framework programme for research and innovation.
We’re also aiming to extend the scope of design in innovation systems around Europe. That would benefit business competitiveness as well as strengthening the design services sector.
How is BEDA going to sustain momentum for the design agenda at European level, now that the Design for Growth report has been launched?
BEDA will continue working with the European Commission on the development of the recommendations and their implementation and take-up, whether at short, medium or long term. Some of the issues raised in the report are already being tackled by BEDA and its members.
BEDA is currently recruiting new members from across Europe - what do you see as the key benefits of membership?
BEDA can offer to new and potential members the opportunity to be an active partner in creating momentum for the design agenda at European level.
Of course, you can sit back and watch what is going on, but taking part in the process is much more interesting, in my opinion.
The network of BEDA Members is powerful and is growing every day. We are achieving our goals, and this is a benefit for the overall design system in Europe.
The European House of Design Management project began at the end of 2012. The EHDM aims to effect knowledge transfer from the private to the public sector by developing new resources for design management. The resources can co-exist and be integrated into existing structures and DM models.
EHDM is composed of a consortium of six partners: the BEDA members European Design Centre (NL), Design Business Association (UK), Estonian Association of Designers (EE) and Danish Designers (DK), along with Umbria Trade Agency (IT) and Innovhub (IT). In anticipation of one of the final outcomes - a Design Management toolkit for public sectors - the project partners are organising a series of workshops across Europe focusing on each of the three key public services: medical/health care, public administration and transport.
The first sectorial workshop took place in April in Milan and focused on transport. With the workshop, project partners wanted to gather valuable insights and learn about the key challenges facing public administrations delivering services within the sector of public transportation and mobility. The workshop acted as a guide to ensure that the outputs will have maximum relevance and value for managers across public sectors in Europe.
The other sectorial workshops coming up:
- Perugia, June 2013 - Second sectorial expert workshop focusing on business support, entrepreneurship and internationalization of SMEs.
- Tallinn, September 2013 - Third sectorial expert workshop focusing on public health and social services.
In the beginning of February 2014, a prototype resource will be presented for enhancing project management in the public sector through inspiration from good Design Management practices.
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CLICK NL | DESIGN is the primary umbrella organisation for innovation in the Dutch Design sector, and as such will stimulate the impact of design through:
- Creating knowledge and turning that knowledge into innovation by developing a national research, and innovation agenda for the design sector;
- Connecting industry and knowledge on a national level by acting as the national and international point of contact for all those players who want to innovate in and with the Dutch creative industries;
- Uniting people and resources; building an open network for practitioners, industry and knowledge institutes.
CLICK NL | DESIGN is a network of organisations, related to the Dutch design sector:
- Design United, Centre of Excellence for Design of the three Technical Universities (Delft/ Eindhoven/ Twente)
- Universities of Applied Sciences in Design (HBO)
- The Association of Dutch Designers (BNO)
- Design Management Network (DMN)
- KIVI NIRIA IO
- Capital D (organiser Dutch Design week)
CLICKNL | DESIGN is part of CLICKNL, the creative industries knowledge and innovation network in the Netherlands. Inquisitive researchers and enterprising creative people connect in order to work on sustainable solutions for societal and economic challenges. Other networks within CLICKNL are Games, Build Environment, Next Fashion, Media & ICT, Cultural Heritage, and Creative Industries Next (business).
For more information please visit: http://www.clicknl.nl
Collaboration between Progetto grafico and Typografische Monatsblätter, Swiss Typographic Magazine
Progetto grafico, the international graphic design magazine published by Aiap, has begun a collaboration with Typografische Monatsblätter, a Swiss magazine published by Syndicom, a syndicate of media and communication, which has been running for eighty years and offers insights into typographic topics and reflections on the contemporary typographic landscape.
The project is the result of a series of connections starting in Switzerland that, in recent months, have seen a great exchange of information and materials, reflecting AIAP’s continuing development of international contacts.
Progetto grafico 23 has just been released and in this issue the theme is " How Images are used". The theme works on the assumption that it is primarily use that determines the meaning of an image.
For further information please visit: http://www.aiap.it/progettografico/