lifelong learning workshop (22-23 October 2016) istanbul, turkey

22 October 2016
23 October 2016


This project is produced as a part of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, Parallel Events Programme—the first in a series of ico-D Lifelong Learning Workshops: 

"Competences, Credentials, Actions: Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning" 

The workshop will be hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University on 22-23 October 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. 


about the workshop

This workshop invites participation from professionals from the fields of Design, Education, Social Sciences, Management, Urban-Planning, Economics, Communications, Engineering, etc. International and local experts will share their insights and visions in a program that emphasizes teamwork and plenum presentations/discussions, offering many opportunities for networking. 

The workshop is of particular interest to Educational Members and Professional Members of ico-D 

The first of a series of workshops produced by the Council with its
Members, this event is developed and organised in association with Istanbul Bilgi University and IIDj, the Institute for Information Design Japan. With the participation of experts from the ico-D Board, including President David Grossman, the workshop will be co-curated by ico-D Vice President Cihangir Istek (Istanbul Bilgi University) and Andreas Schneider (IIDj and guest Faculty of Istanbul Bilgi University).

The workshop will explore three tracks: Competences, Credentials, and Actions as core keys for unlocking new vocational visions. Each of these tracks has subsets that help structure explorations, discussions, and presentations in a consistent format. Shuffling small teams across three sessions together with Expert-lectures should produce a large breadth of findings—leading to the Blueprints for Designers’ Lifelong Learning Manifesto/Agenda.

Session 1: Use-Cases
Session 2: Personal Blueprints
Session 3: Agenda

Workshop outcomes will contribute to proposals that will be submitted to the first World Design Summit in Montreal, 2017.



Please note that the number of participants is limited to 40.  We recommend pre-registration at your earliest convenience.

The participation fee for ico-D Members is € 40.00, € 80.00 for non-ico-D Members.

Please contact the ico-D Secretariat for pre-registration or information requests: 




Click here for more information on becoming an ico-D Member.

Please send any ico-D Event related inquiries to the ico-D Secretariat at

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!

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