ICOGRADA TO LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION NETWORK

16 April 2002
Icograda will hold a two-day symposium to launch the Education Network, an international network of educational institutions that offer programs in graphic design.
Brussels (Belgium) - Icograda will hold a two-day symposium to launch the Education Network, an international network of educational institutions that offer programs in graphic design. The inaugural event will be held 20-21 June 2002 in Brno (Czech Republic). Representatives of 50 schools from around the world will exchange views on the future of graphic design education, and develop an agenda for the networking initiative.
 
Day 1 of the symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions on the state of graphic design education worldwide. On Day 2, participants will define the structure and agenda for the network and review a proposed Education Network website. The dedicated website will provide a high profile opportunity for member schools to present current programs and exhibit student work. Following the symposium, membership to the network will be opened to all schools.
 
The event will follow the Icograda 'Identity/Integrity' Conference in Brno, which will be held 18-19 June 2002, and will run concurrently with the Icograda 'East Meets West' Student Workshop. For more information about events in Brno, visit http://www.brno2002.cz
 
For more information about the Icograda Education Network, e-mail  
 
Icograda Education Symposium
Brno, Czech Republic, 20-21 June, 2002
 
Time schedule
 
Day 1
 
Setting the Stage: Challenges facing Graphic Design Education 
(Chairperson: Karen Blincoe)
 
9.00 Opening Statements
Karen Blincoe, Vice President, Icograda, David Grossman, Past President, Icograda 
9.30 Mirko Petric, Croatia:  A Dialogue Across Cultures 
10.00 Sherry Blankenship, Lebanon:  Globalization becomes Localization 
 
10.30 Break
 
11.00 Jorge Montero, Venezuela:  Education in Graphic design 
11.30 Morten Noer-Andersen, Denmark:  A New Model for Education in Design 
12.00Panel Discussion
 
13.00 Lunch
 
14.00 Tiffany Turkington, South Africa:  The African Experience 
14.30 Rafael A. Fajardo, USA:  Design Education on the Border 
 
15.00         Break
 
15:30 Jonathan Doney, United Kingdom:  The Importance of Design Research 
16:00 Russell Kennedy, Australia,  The Value of International Collaboration 
16:30  Vince Dziekan, Australia:  A Crosscultural Case Study  (Design Research Collaboration Project)
17:00 Panel Discussion
18:00 Summing up by Karen Blincoe
Preparing Day 2 by David Grossman
18:30 Close of Session
 
Day 2:
 
Inauguration of  the Icograda Education Network
(Chair: David Grossman)
 
9:00 Opening Remarks, structure of the day by David Grossman
9:15 Short presentations of website and proposed projects
Website: Rob Peters or J Waschuk
Archive: Jonathan M. Woodham from Brighton University        
 
10:30 Break
 
11:00 Discussion Groups 
 
13:00 Lunch  
 
14:00 Discussion Group leaders report 
15:00 Open discussion
 
16:00 Break
 
16:30 Proposals for the Future / Draft Resolution 
Discussion
Proposals
Vote
18:00 Conclusions and Summary
18:30 Close of session



For more information, contact:

Thierry Van Kerm, Director
Icograda Secretariat
PO Box 5, Forest 2 
B-1190 Brussels, Belgium
T: + 32 2 344 58 43
F: + 32 2 344 71 38
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