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bi-monthly bulletin of the International Council of Design, ico-D

July 2017


3 activities in Montréal: plan for all of them!

3 Activities in Montréal: Plan for All of Them!

Having trouble keeping track of all the activities in Montréal in October? Here they are at a glance: The ico-D Platform Meetings (13–14 October) and the ico-D 27 General Assembly (15–16 October) will take place in Montréal (Canada). The events will be held in conjunction with The World Design Summit Congress (WDS) which will be held on 16–20 October 2017.

Send any ico-D Event related inquiries to: ecarbonell@ico-d.org




We recently acquired original copies of Icographic, the first iteration of ico-D’s journal on design research, published by Icograda in 1971. The magazine published fourteen issues, each exploring the vast realm of design and its interconnections. ico-D has now made the first archival issue available for your viewing.

See it here


Beijing Design Week (BJDK)

Beijing Design Week (BJDW)

In 2009, the Icograda World Design Congress was launched in Beijing China, which contributed to establishing the first Design Week in the city of Beijing. Beijing Design Week is ico-D's newest Promotional Member.

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World Design Summit (WDS) Montréal 2017 Schedule Announced

Partner News

We are only 3 months away from the World Design Summit (WDS) Montréal 2017. You can now browse the event's schedule and start planning your visit.

Find out more on the WDS website


Blueprints for Designers' Lifelong Learning

Blueprints for Designers' Lifelong Learning

Vice President Cihangir Istek reports on the concepts and outcomes of the Competences, Credentials, Actions Lifelong Learning Workshop held in October at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale hosted by Member Bilgi University, a workshop that promotes the idea that designers continue to learn design all throughout their lives.

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Communication Design

Communication Design [journal]

Since September 2010, Marina Emmanouil has been a lecturer at the Visual Communication Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts & Design at Izmir University of Economics (Turkey). We are please to announce that Marina has been recently appointed as the new Editor for Communication Design: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research [journal].

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Regional Meeting Latin America: Report

Regional Meeting Latin America: Report

The ico-D Regional Meeting conducted in Santiago, Chile on 19-20 January 2017 as a way to actively engage with the Latin American design community. ico-D Member Duoc UC hosted.

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Montréal Platforms: Agenda Announcement and Call for Proposals

Montréal Platforms: Agenda Announcement and Call for Proposals

The preliminary Platforms Agenda has been released and includes a Call for Proposals to participate in the Member Forum. Submit and participate!

Apply now!




Another record-breaking number of entries this year for Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) 2017: almost 7000 entries! Judges are now busy assessing students’ work and the second session of semi-finalists will be announced 21 July and Winners chosen in San Francisco 13 August. To become a mentor or pre-selection panellist, please contact Emlyn Nardone programmes@ico-d.org.

See the semi-finalists here


Canada’s 150: Design for the future, Design for the past

partner news

Canada’s 150th anniversary arrives at a transformative time for the country. As modern planning and architecture fill their cities’ cores with indistinguishable glass towers, Canadian designers must reckon with their past. Read about important approaches to Canada’s heritage in light of the World Design Summit Congress and its 108 topics aimed at achieving better social justice through design.

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partner news

Member News

ico-D Board and Members were happy to travel to Jakarta, Indonesia in May for activities organised in conjunction with four Members.

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postings + announcements

World Design Summit Call for speakers Career Centre Call for Proposals Order the latest issue of Communication Design [journal]

ico-D endorsed events

Open Design Cape Town 2017

2017 Taipei International Design Award

Taiwan International Student Design Competition

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2017

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