To expand the global exchange of information this listing includes all upcoming IFI events as well as events submitted by IFI Members around the world. Events include general assemblies, congresses, workshops, seminars, exhibits and lectures. Awards and competitions will only be listed if they are endorsed by IFI. If you are not an IFI Member and wish to submit an event, you must apply for IFI Endorsement through the IFI Secretariat. If you are an IFI member, please submit an event here.
IFI @SALONE – 2019
Join us for the 2nd annual IFI @Salone event, where panel discussion will be hosted by IFI during Salone del Mobile, in Milan, Italy.
Participate in the global discussion, focused on “Designing Spaces, Changing Lives” during our panel at IFI @Salone. Held in concession with the Salone del Mobile, this panel offers great networking opportunities for all members of the Interiors community, and IFI members. After the panel discussion, all our welcome to join IFI at our cocktail reception, to further conversation and help expand the Interiors horizon.
MDO.MONTECARLO PRIZE 2019
IFI is proud to support the MDO.MONTECARLO 2019 Prize in the Principality of Monaco, in collaboration with l'Arca International Magazine
The MDO.MONTECARLO 2019 International Prize will be awarded to manufacturers in the realm of industrial design. The MDO.MONTECARLO 2019 Prize will be jointly organised and run in the Principality of Monaco and promoted by MDO and the magazine l’Arca International and the patronage of IFI International Federation of Interior architects/designers, and Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building. The Principality and MDO intend this major new prize to be an important international award for industries that create their products based on the kind of manufacturing and design process associated with the world of design and which stand out on the market for their quality and innovation. The prize acknowledges that it takes outstanding quality, efficiency, technology, materials, processes, aesthetics and ergonomics to manufacture industrial products of the highest standard and that all these products are created based on an appropriate industrial design project. A Scientific Committee composed of international experts and operators will choose some of the world’s leading manufacturers operating on the international markets and invite them to enter the competition. This is an open invitational competition with an international panel of judges that will award prizes at an official ceremony to be held in Monte Carlo.
2018 Taipei International Design Award
2018 Taipei International Design Award
Taipei City Government organizes the Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”, as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei. Here is an open call for outstanding international designs and an effort to shape Taipei into a convergence platform for creative designs, thereby to discover creative designs with business potential, and further still, to encourage practices of social design in an advocacy that design as a medium can bring humans a better, more pleasant and convenient life.
Taipei City Government has been devoted to shaping Taipei into a city with design visions and has been encouraging designers to contemplate on the meaning of design, to see design as a problem-solving tool, that is, to solve problems inevitably faced by the general public, the society or the city, and to further present Taipei International Design Award in the ethos of “Design for Adaptive City”.
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DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Call for Entry
The Awards covers a wide range of design that embodies Asian aesthetics and culture and influences the design trends in Asia and for Asia.
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 – Call for Entry
Online Submission: www.dfaa.dfaawards.com
Enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org | +852 3793 8450
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2018 is now open for submission! Design projects, produced and launched in one or more Asian markets between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2018, are eligible for Awards submission.
Each entry will be assessed by a judging panel composed of world-renowned design professionals and industry experts based on four criteria: (1) Impact in Asia, (2) Overall Excellence, (3) Use of Technology, as well as (4) Commercial and Societal Success.
Since 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards honours and acknowledges user-centric design projects and solutions that embrace cultural values unique in Asian societies, with concerns for sustainable development and use of technology to enhance and improve the quality of life for people in the region. Organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and as one of the programmes of DFA Awards, the DFA Design for Asia Awards aims to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives, and has been a platform for design talents and corporates to showcase their design projects internationally.
Knowledge of Design Week 2018 – Leading international experts explore “Design for Liveability”
What makes a city liveable? How can innovative design transform urban interactions? All of these will be answered in this year’s Knowledge o
Under the theme “Design for Liveability”, this year’s KODW will explore Liveability. Liveability is a multidisciplinary subject that matters to individuals, businesses, organisations and governments, spanning across policy areas – such as urban planning, healthcare, technology, culture, creativity and sustainable development. In a city driven by efficiency and governance, human-centred design approach offers crucial behavioural insights for building empathy, fostering collaborative synergy and driving innovations.
Forum 1 – Vision for Future Cities (13 June)
The making of liveable cities is increasingly about the design of an urban and innovation ecosystem that connects, activates and transforms the city, people and the environment for quality of life in a holistic way.
Creating cities of tomorrow is a work in progress, engaging with individuals, businesses, organisations and governments to co-create and co-design to shape and invest in a better shared future.
From sustainable urban design to vibrant street life, from inclusive community to smart mobility, ‘liveability’ takes many forms and touches almost every area of our lives. It has become more important than ever to bring diverse sectors and disciplines together to make our cities more liveable and healthier by putting the needs, aspirations and the wellbeing of people at the core.
Forum 1 looks at the big picture of liveability, exploring new ideas, innovative solutions and bold provocations that shape the liveable cities today and of tomorrow.
What makes a city liveable and extraordinary?
Can ‘liveability’ be measured? Are the experiences transferable from one city to another?
How might we rethink and innovate the city design, policy and planning, including land use, transport and urban health, to meet future challenges?
What are the new opportunities and possibilities opened up by game-changing tech and data?
How can we cultivate a culture for governments, businesses, organisations and citizens to find new frontiers and new ways to collaborate to create better services, products, health outcomes and, ultimately, better cities?
Forum 2 – Urban Experience Reimagined (13 June)
We are seeing a surge of thoughtful, creative and more radical approaches to reinvigorating public spaces and reinventing urban experiences in cities around the world.
Urban environments influence the way we live, work, play and connect. Public realm is playing an increasingly important role in improving quality of life and addressing urban challenges. Finding innovative ways to activate public spaces, enrich public life and engage communities through a people-centred approach and design-led solutions is critical.
The transformation goes beyond re-designing our urban surroundings and infrastructure, it inspires a rethink of policies and regulations and new ways to experience the cities in response to the changing lifestyles and values.
How brands and businesses embrace today’s healthy lifestyle trends and sustainable consumption also contributes to the making of liveable cities.
Forum 2 looks at how urban planners, designers, thinkers and businesses are shaping our cityscape and the ways we understand and reimagine our urban experience.
How might we make cities more walkable, inclusive, playful and interactive for people of all ages and abilities?
What are the challenges and opportunities in creative placemaking? How can policies and regulations be more responsive and adaptive to the new challenges and emerging trends?
How to unlock the creative potential of people and communities and encourage public participation in the process?
What data can tell us about our future? How can we use datasets in more meaningful ways for future planning and design of cities?
What are the disruptive trends in business and tech that are shaping and redefining our urban experience?
Forum 3 – Public Sector Innovation (14 June)
Design is strategic problem solving and good investment.
With new technologies and shifting cultures, public sectors and business industries need to change the ways of thinking, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders and the public.
Facing complex challenges, a multidisciplinary approach to framing, analysing and solving problems is much needed.
Design is for all. The time has come for all to embrace design thinking, using a people-centred approach to read deep into user insights and to place the needs and aspirations of users and citizens ahead of the administrative needs.
Forum 3 looks at impactful cases and stories that use people-centred design approach for public sector innovations, such as public service design, smart city development, the making of creative economy and city vibe, cultural programming, health and care.
How might we infuse creativity into public sector?
What should be added to the toolkit for policy-makers, decision makers, civil servants, executives and professionals from non-profit and for-profit sectors as we envision and design for future cities?
Where are the new opportunities for collaboration across public, private, non-profit and academic sectors?
How can governments and businesses make the best of new technologies to respond to the shifting aspirations and needs?
How do we better communicate and collaborate in the digital era?
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The Ninth Annual Generative Space Award
Produced by the CARITAS Project, the Ninth Annual Generative Space Award recognizes break-through designs that improve health and healthcare
The Generative Space Award recognizes break-through designs that
improve health and healthcare. Submitted projects clearly
demonstrate the integration of the physical and social environments
to make your community A Place to Flourish®.
The deadline for submittals was 15 June 2018, be on the lookout for results from the award!
All information and rules about this award are available at www.aplacetoflourish.net.
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