Pre-Summit Meeting: 3–5 April 2019, Saint-Étienne (France)
Deeply rooted in its territory, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne mobilizes all actors, institutions and companies, thus transforming Saint-Étienne into a centre of design trends and relying on an innovative industrial fabric. Because research is a source of innovation and forwardlooking, Saint-Étienne region places it at the heart of its economic renewal.
The Pre-Summit Meeting is the next milestone on a path leading to future full-scale Design Summit Meetings in 2020 and 2023. The Pre-Summit Meeting will focus on key projects included in the Montréal Design Declaration identified by the international design entities in a recent survey as highest priority. Thus, the Saint-Étienne Pre-Summit Meeting sessions will be devoted to three focus areas:
- Establishing metrics and collecting data and case studies to more effectively communicate the value of design
- Supporting development of National and Regional Design Policies
- Fostering development, recognition, support and funding for design education and research, including development of new formats for design education curricula
To read the Montréal Design Declaration, visit the official website here: https://bit.ly/2Q0OTsE Please send any ico-D Event related inquiries to: