With the submission phase now closed, bidding cities for World Design Capital® move on to the evaluation round
Montreal (Canada) – 14 May 2013 The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has closed the first phase of the World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 application process following the 30 April 2013 deadline. A selection committee consisting of five international representatives of varied expertise will convene to evaluate the entries by August 2013. The designated city will be announced during the 2013 International Design Alliance Congress in Istanbul (Turkey) on 17 November 2013.
Cape Town (South Africa) – Cape Town Design NPC, the implementation company of World Design Capital Cape Town 2014, launched the four themes that will shape and focus a year-long programme of design-focused events and activities at the historic Clock Tower at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on 28 February 2013.
Montreal (Canada) – 18 December 2012 The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) invites design-driven cities to bid for the World Design Capital (WDC) 2016 designation. Applications are currently being accepted following the official opening of the 2016 bidding process on 29 November 2012.