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  • endorsed

    The theme for this year's DesignThinkers is Perspectives and speakers include Nicholas Blechman, Paul Sahre, Chris Do, Stephen Gates, Mike Germano, Timothy Goodman, Emily Oberman, Mike Rigby and Mimi Valdes
  • montréal platforms

    This year's Platforms will be held in one of Quebec's leading National Archives: BAnQ, the National Library and Archives of Québec. Built one hundred years ago, BanQ was renovated by the winner of the 2008 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Gold Medal award, the highest honour the profession of architecture in Canada can bestow. The building reflects a consideration of the relationships between classical references and the strong cultural impact of architecture on people.
  • montréal platforms

    At Montréal Platforms, Vice President Cihangir Istek will present a report on the concepts and outcomes of the Competences, Credentials, Actions: Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning Workshop held recently at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale 2016 shedding light on how educators and the designers they teach are re-thinking curriculum models for a longer-term perspective on design education.
  • montréal platforms

    As a means of increasing global competitiveness and addressing sustainability challenges, nations are increasingly turning to the design sector for solutions. National design policies are an effective tool countries can use to develop a cohesive strategy. The National Design Policy Work Group will review the many forms national design policies have taken in a four-part session featuring a panel of speakers – all designers — with direct experience in working on national design policies.

the International Council of Design leading creatively

ico-D promotes design excellence and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
Our vision, mission and core values are manifested through initiatives carried out in collaboration with our Members, who makeup an expert, multidisciplinary network of organizations, designers and stakeholders.

Design is everywhere

ico-D has members in over 65 countries, from Australia through Zimbabwe
Our Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive high level dialogue about Design's leading role in society, culture and the economy.