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

January 2018


World Design Day 2018

ico-D Events

Following the workshop model developed last year for WDD 2017: Start Young—carried out in design institutions in Canada, Mexico, Italy, South Africa and South Korea—this year's theme: Kids can too! will continue the Council's support for programmes on kids and early design education. Stay tuned for info on Kids can too! to be celebrated 27 April 2018 worldwide. Special thanks to Peter Bankov for his design of this year's logo!

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Design education in the 70s: Issue number 4 investigated perspectives on teaching critical thinking versus creativity, home-schooling, methodologies from India, East Africa and Britain. A special article from Icographic’s editor, Patrick Wallis Burke, is featured in this issue, written while Burke taught at Ravensbourne.

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President's Message

President's Message

A word from Zachary Haris Ong, ico-D President 2017–2019. In his message, Zachary discusses his plans for the upcoming term.

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Support for US Copyright Bill

Member News

A bill introduced into the US Congress would establish a small claims tribunal for copyright cases, offering individual creators locked out of the existing federal court system an affordable and fair means to protect their copyrights.

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Beijing 2022 Olympics

Beijing 2022 Olympics

Collaborative processes were involved for both the creation and selection of the final logos for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing (BOCOG) 2022. In this article, winning logo designer Lin Cuzhen shares her process and ico-D interviews a member of the selection committee.

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New Member

New Member

Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) is part of the Creative Cities Network (CCN) programme launched by UNESCO and runs several core design projects including Shenzhen Global Design Award (SDA). ico-D welcomes SDPA as a New Member.

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Special Meeting Report

Special Meeting Report

The ico-D Special Meeting of Design Weeks/Biennales, Design Cities and Design Museums was a valuable opportunity for international entities to share successful programmes, experiences, and best practices as well as determine how the international design community can better collaborate to achieve mutual goals and tackle shared challenges. The Special Meeting was conducted in Montréal (Canada) on 21 October 2017 at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, bringing together representatives of 15 organisations from ten different countries.

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Beijing 2018

Upcoming ico-D Events

ico-D is pleased to announce to all Members and to our Community that the ico-D Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the ico-D Platform Meeting (PM) will take place in Beijing (China) in September 2018. The events will be hosted by ico-D Member Central Academy of Fine Arts of China—CAFA.

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Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

2018 Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) is scheduled to be launched on 07 March 2018 and will continue on its mission to help students transition from the world of learning into the world of doing.

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ico-D staff announcements

ico-D Staff Announcements

Sam Fitzgerald is ico-D's new Administrator. She will be working with us at the Secretariat until Ana Garcia returns from maternity leave. Welcome Sam!

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ASEAN Regional Meeting 2018

ico-D Events

The next ico-D Regional Meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in February 2018 for design entities in the ASEAN countries. Hosted by ico-D Member The Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia (wREGA), the objective of this meeting is to bring design entities from around South East Asia together to discuss a variety of topics.

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postings + announcements

Career Centre: AUS Career Centre: OCAD Montreal Design Declaration Become an ADAA mentor

ico-D endorsed events

ADC 97th Annual Award | The One Club for Creativity

Future Unknown Global Education Summit

The Joseph Binder Award 2018

2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9: The Beauty of Asia

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