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06

Jan

2016

Taipei Begins its Reign as World Design Capital

Release Category: WDC Taipei 2016.

Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) – The city of Taipei officially kicked off their World Design Capital® (WDC) year on 31 December with an elaborate ceremony and musical show, capped off by a stunning fireworks display at midnight.

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08

Dec

2015

Taipei to Ring in the New Year as World Design Capital

Release Category: WDC Taipei 2016.

Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) – The city of Taipei is preparing to welcome the New Year as World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016. Icsid and government representatives, design enthusiasts and the general public will come together to celebrate and recognise Taipei’s accomplishments as a city using design to improve social, cultural and economic life.
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19

Oct

2015

Mexico City Named World Design Capital 2018

Gwangju (South Korea) – At its 29th General Assembly, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced that Mexico City has been designated World Design Capital (WDC) 2018. It is the sixth city – and first city from the Americas – to hold the designation.

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28

Jul

2015

World Design Capital 2018 Shortlisted Cities Announced

Release Category: General news.

Montreal (Canada)The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) today announced that the design-effective cities of Curitiba (Brazil) and Mexico City (Mexico) have been shortlisted to become World Design Capital® 2018.

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14

Apr

2015

Design effective cities from four continents bid for World Design Capital 2018

Release Category: Bid process.

Montreal (Canada) – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) today announced that the call for bids from design effective cities to become WDC 2018 is closed. Icsid is pleased to have received applications from cities across Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania, illustrating the world’s increasing understanding of the value of design to reinvent a city.

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