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.
Release Category: General news.
Montreal (Canada) – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced today that President-Elect Dr. Mugendi M’Rithaa has been appointed to the World Design Capital® 2018 Selection Committee. Dr. M’Rithaa replaces Icsid President Dr. Brandon Gien who has decided to step down due to the positive interest from the Oceania region to submit an application for the 2018 designation.
Montreal (Canada) – On 16 October 2014, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the launch of the World Design Capital® (WDC) application cycle for the 2018 designation, which will mark the sixth cycle for this global initiative. Icsid invites design effective cities from around the globe to submit bids that showcase the impact of design in their city and demonstrate examples of design as a development tool.
Helsinki (Finland) – World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 will be awarded in October with a Place Marketing Award 2014 in a competition for regional marketing practices. Helsinki’s Design Capital year has won the competition’s series New Strategies for Events and Congresses, and Territorial Marketing.
Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) - The City of Taipei is pleased to announce members of World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 International Advisory Committee. The WDC 2016 International Advisory Committee comprised of a highly respected group of seven internationally recognised experts in the field of design, include Shikuan Chen (Taipei), Alicia Grehan (Dublin), Arthur Huang (Taipei), Wei-Gong Liou (Taipei), Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana (Cape Town), Manfred Wang (Taipei) and Dilki de Silva, Icsid Secretary General (Montreal), who will directly contribute to the yearlong programme of events that will take place in Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) from January to December 2016.