Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) - The designation bestowed upon the City of Taipei as World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 is now official following the signing of the Host City Agreement with the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) at the Taipei Guest House on 28 March 2014. Taipei City Government and the Department of Cultural Affairs are the official signatories, while various projects for the 2016 programme will be implemented by the Taiwan Design Center.
Helsinki (Finland) – Cities are for citizens. On this principle, Design Driven City has launched concrete activities to help cities utilize design in the development of public services. The project has hired three city designers to work hand in hand with city staff. The utilization of design by cities is detailed on the project’s web site www.designdrivencity.fi.
Montreal (Canada) – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is pleased to announce that partnership agreements have been signed with Nokia Corporation, Rado and Nestlé (South Africa) (Pty) Limited as the first companies to join the World Design Partner™ Programme (WDPP) – a strategic partnership initiative established to generate funding to support Icsid’s international programming, including the World Design Capital® (WDC) initiative. Read more »
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.