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  • member news

    This summer (15-19 July 2019) 30 students from multiple design disciplines from ico-D Members Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and Manchester School of Art at Metropolitan University (MMU) came up with creative design solutions for their "Ideal City" in the Global Design Camp, a 5-day workshop organised by the Design Council of UK and facilitated Jonathan Ball, product designer and design strategist, from 15-19 July at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) campus.
  • call to action

    We have recently created a DRAFT version of the document Best Practice Paper: Organising Design Award Competitions (Draft PDF) as part of an ongoing effort to update our Best Practice resources. We are now looking for your help and feedback in order to make the best possible document! Please send all comments, questions, or suggestions to improve this document to secretariat@ico-d.org before 15 October 2019.
  • host feature

    Founded in 1925, Emily Carr University of Art + Design has been at the cutting edge of conversations around culture for close to a century. The ico-D 28 General Assembly will take place in the university’s two-year-old purpose-built campus, home to Emily Carr’s rich community of pioneering research labs and studios, including the Health Design Lab, Living Labs and the Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, Material Matters, Basically Good Media Lab, the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics, Studio for Critical Making and Canada’s only DESIS Lab.
  • new member

    The Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University was the first design school in China, and has been instrumental in setting the tone for design standards in education in China. The Academy has cultivated a large number of art and design professionals with degrees at the Bachelor, Masters, and PhD levels. Many graduates from the Academy have gone on to hold senior positions and play important roles in the universities, research institutes, government and industry.

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.