Montreal (Canada) – During its 28th General Assembly, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced today the appointment of the World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 designation to the City of Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) – the fifth city to receive the accolade following Torino (2008), Seoul (2010), Helsinki (2012) and Cape Town (2014).
Cape Town (South Africa) – Cape Town Design NPC, together with Executive Mayor Alderman Patricia de Lille announced on 31 October 2013 the much-anticipated programme for Icsid’s initiative World Design Capital® Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014) at a joint press conference, celebrating and lauding local design thinking.
Montreal (Canada) – In its first round of evaluation towards the selection process of the next World Design Capital® (WDC) designated city, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced on 6 August 2013 that members of the Selection Committee identified the City of Taipei as the only municipality to move on to the next phase in the process towards becoming the WDC 2016.
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.