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  • reading list

    For the Secretariat in Montréal, it is the middle of the summer holidays and a time where we catch up on our reading. We have compiled a reading list of what we found interesting to share with you—from the impact of the lack of specific data on the safety of women, to the impact of creating common myths, to working together to generate information on design policy initiatives—the google link is a selection of our top articles and summer reads. You can add your own recommendations to the area below the list!
  • 2019 special meeting report

    At ico-D Special Meeting Graz 2019, a recent gathering of representatives from Design Weeks, Cities, Museums, Festivals, and Biennales, participants addressed the TOPICS: Being Heard and Women in Design and explored Fundamental Questions around how these design entities can collaborate to achieve mutual goals and address shared challenges. The 2019 Special Meeting was a successful event that fostered future collaborative efforts amongst the participating organisations. The official SM Report 2019 is now available online.
  • 2018 platform meeting

    The ico-D Platform Meeting 2018 Beijing was a three-day event held in Beijing (China) on 18–20 September 2018 hosted by ico-D Member Central Academy of Fine Arts of China (CAFA) at the CAFA Campus. This year’s theme was Design Is Changing. The importance of the meeting was to share, network and explore
    the potential to collaborate on five key topics: China in Context,
    Accreditation/Certification, Lifelong Learning, National Design Policy (NDP) and Women in Design.
  • icographic

    Issue 13 (1978) contents include: A fascinating glimpse at the purpose of Chinese characters and how words are translated from other lanaguages by Patrick Wallis Burke; Children's picture preferences—a study; Button-down graphics—the signing of the World Cup 1978; Dutch artist Pam's Reuter's engravings/alphabet; Giving visual identity to a school of music; Otl Aicher's sign posters, and more...

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