Cradle to Cradle Kongress 2015
Leuphana Universtität, Lüneburg
31 October 2015
The cradle to cradle principle is set to be the subject of a conference for the second year running. Guests from different disciplines will demonstrate successful practical examples and suggest future areas of potential as well as possible solutions.
29 – 31 October 2015
The Exhibition Design Institute at the Hochschule Düsseldorf is to hold another Werkkonferenz. This year’s event will take place from the 29 to 31 October 2015 under the overarching theme of „Neue Werkzeuge“ [New Tools], and will explore the points of tension between traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology, materials and virtual spaces.
Bike. Design. City29.01.2017 – 30.07.2017
Designers’ Open 2015
Glashalle Leipziger Messe
23 – 25 October 2015
From 23 to 25 October 2015 the Leipziger Messe and the whole of the city of Leipzig will once again play host to the design scene. More than 250 studios, concept stores, and creatives will present ongoing projects and their own work. This year the event will also take place under the slogan “Design Conncets”, and for the first time the ticket to the Designers’ Open will also cover admission to the Grassimesse.
– 15 November 2015
How will we live in the future? What kind of products will surround ourselves with in the future and what kind of lifestyles are connected to them? 29 designers will speculate about possible answers in the “Domestic Futures” exhibition in the Swedish Nationalmuseum and stimulate thoughts about the sort of future world we want to live in.
Dubai Design Week 2015
26 – 31 October 2015
Dubai has discovered its potential in the creative economy. This city in the United Arab Emirates created space for its design scene by initiating the Dubai Design Districts (D3) back in 2013. Now, from 26 to 31 October 2015, the first Dubai Design Week is taking place under the auspices of D3 with a comprehensive exhibition programme that will be complemented by a satellite programme organised across the city.
Mies Van der Rohe Award 2015. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture
Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels
- 1 November 2015
Every two years, the Mies Van der Rohe Award is given to architects and architecture studios in recognition of the development of outstanding concepts and building techniques in the field. The Bozar Center for Arts is currently displaying this year’s award winners’ works thus providing an overview of the European architectural scene of the recent past.
form N° 262. Scenography
Trade fairs, theatre stages and exhibitions are all examples for the enactment of space that allow us to perceive and experience products, narratives, and objects in a pre-planned way. Different factors such as light, arrangement and dimensioning can change and influence the effect of the space both as time sequences and the associated interaction between people, spaces and objects. The means of settings in space, the intentions behind them and the related risks are at the centre of our Focus section in form 262.
Dutch Design Week 2015
17 – 25 October 2015
“What if a pattern could make me feel like I was under water, what if you could open doors with your heartbeat, what if your memory was infinitely large?” The Dutch Design Week 2015 is devoted to the question “What if...?” and is bringing over 2,000 designers together in Eindhoven to look at design in the future.
form Design Competition. Advent
Submission deadline: 13 November 2015
Scope: Visual and short descriptive text
Subject: form Advent calendar 2015
There is a good reason to look forward to December, even for those who are not keen on the cosiness of the Advent season and the idyll of harmonious family get togethers. The final weeks of the year are also a time of feasting for which it is worth postponing a few good resolutions.
Core 77 Conference
Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, Los Angeles
22 – 24 October 2015
The online platform Core 77’s conference promises its visitors nothing less than opening up a completely new and ground-breaking view of design discipline. Design’s relationship to the economy and products that is currently undergoing change will be explored in presentations and field trips.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Haus der Photographie
– 9 November 2015
The Haus der Photographie at Deichtorhallen Hamburg has given over its whole space, covering around 1,000 square metres, to the nominees and winners of the Lead Awards, in an exhibition that will run until 9 November 2015.
Artifact Beyond.Design in China now
Design Museum, Helsinki
– 1 November 2015
The exhibition, “Artifact Beyond”, that can be viewed in the Design Museum in Helsinki until 1 November 2015, showcases a comprehensive selection of Chinese design – from designers and artists who allow their work to be influenced both by old traditions and contemporary aspects.
Architecture and Design Film Festival New York
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and SVA Theatre, New York
13 – 18 October 2015
In the second week of October, New York will be revolving around films dedicated to themes of design. The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF), that is taking place for the seventh time, has now established itself as a fixed event in the US-American design scene bringing together international designers and filmmakers to New York every year.
Museum of Decorative Arts, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden
– 1 November 2015
The art of glass in the Czech Republic has a long tradition. For some years now, designers have also started to be interested in this craft with its rich tradition and are now working more frequently with Czech glass manufacturers. The Museum of Decorative Arts in Dresden is celebrating the art of Rony Plesl, one of the best-known Czech glass designers, in its exhibition “Manifesto”, and providing an insight into the up-and-coming Czech glass design scene.
Reassembling Relationships. 12th DGTF Annual Conference
Fachhochschule Potsdam, central building
16 – 17 October 2015
The 12th annual conference of the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) is taking a theme that has been under discussion for some years and yet whose full impact is only just taking shape: the Internet of Things. The extent to which this technical development has already changed our relationship to the things around us and will continue to change it will be discussed during the two-day conference entitled “Reassembling Relationships: People, Systems, Things” at the Fachhochschule Potsdam.
Design Philadelphia 2015
8 – 16 October 2015
This year Philadelphia will host its eleventh Design Philadelphia festival, which will turn the city into the centre of design for nine days. The design festival is the largest event of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania and covers a different theme every year, encompassing all of the creative disciplines.
ATAK.The Miracle of Berlin
– 25 October 2015
The Berlin-based graphic designer and illustrator Georg Barber (aka ATAK), is one of the leading figures of the German comic and picture book scene. The Cartoonmuseum in Basel is now devoting an exhibition entitled “ATAK. The Miracle of Berlin” to the artist.
Hans Sauer Prize 2016
Submission deadline: 15 October 2015
The Hans Sauer Prize is awarded yearly by the Hans Sauer Stiftung to celebrate exceptional design solutions. This year it will focus on the theme of social design.
Tongji Design Week 2015
Tongji University College of Design and Innovation, Shanghai
9 – 23 October 2015
Our world is undergoing rapid changes driven by technical progress. These are accompanied not only by positive effects but also by challenges. The extent to which design can have an influence on these changes is the theme of the Tongji Design Week.
LDF 2015. Consequences
8 – 18 October 2015
The Łódź Design Festival has played an important part on the Polish design scene since 2007 and brings numerous works by Polish and international designers to Łódź.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2015
14 – 18 October 2015
Germany’s biggest book fair takes place every year in Frankfurt/Main. The spotlight this year is on literature from the guest country of Indonesia.
Animago Award & Conference 2015
Filmpark Babelsberg, Potsdam
15 – 16 October 2015
Scarcely a cinema film is made without them today – if it is not produced completely digitally: we’re talking about computer-generated visual effects. The magazine Digital Production, that also organises the Animago Award and the Animago Conference, has been following the development and importance of digital media productions for almost twenty years. The event takes place this year from 15 to 16 October 2015 in the Filmpark Babelsberg and serves as an industry meeting place for 3D animation, visual effects and visualisation.
Left and Returned.Fleeing Abroad and Coming Back Again
25 September – 4 October 2015
As part of Vienna Design Week, the exhibition “Left and Returned” takes place from 25 September to 4 October in the Brotfabrik Vienna and tackles the subject of designers leaving to go abroad and returning again. The exhibition showcases the work of ten designers who have worked abroad for a while and how their experiences have influenced their work on their return.
Beijing Design Week 2015
23 September – 7 October 2015
The Beijing Design Week is one of China’s most interesting design events. The fifth edition takes place from 23 September until 7 October and presents once again current works of Chinese designers.
Graphic Design Festival Breda
25 September – 25 October 2015
Under the banner of “Introducing Current Characters”, the Graphic Design Festival in Breda, the Netherlands, promises its visitors a month full of public events, exhibitions, discussion panels, guided tours and workshops in the historic centre of the city. It takes place from 25 September to 25 October 2015.
12 – 14 November 2015
Whether we are shopping, at events or in a museum – staged spaces confront us in many places. As a platform for scenography, architecture and media, Raumwelten once again offers insights into current developments of spatial brand communication, exhibition and fair design and appeals to decision-makers in the mid-sized business sector, creatives, students and all those interested in staged spaces.
Euromold 2015. New Beginnings in Düsseldorf
22 – 25 September 2015
For over twenty years now, Euromold, the leading international trade fair for product development has taken place under the motto “From Idea to Series Production” – and this year it is being held for the first time in the fairground in Düsseldorf. From 22 to 25 September 2015, product managers and product developers and everyone involved in the development and marketing process will meet at Euromold to present new innovations and to exchange information and ideas about the latest developments.
Drawn to the Future
The Building Centre, London
– 3 October 2015
How do we visualise the invisible? This is the question that the “Drawn to the Future” exhibition has been examining in the London Building Centre since the exhibition opened on 27 July with innovations in visualisation.
Adrian Frutiger. Obituary
September 10, 2015 saw the end of an era, namely that of the great typographers whose lives spanned two centuries. For on this day, Adrian Frutiger who was born in 1928, passed away. His typeface, Univers, has long stood amongst the classics such as Garamond, Bodoni, Times and Akzidenz-Grotesk.
AGI Open 2015
Palais des Congrès, Biel
21 – 22 September 2015
Since 2010 the Alliance Graphique Internationale has organised the annual AGI Open every year, one of the world’s leading design conferences, bringing renowned graphic designers from all over the world together under one roof for two days. This year’s conference will take place in Biel.
Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp
– 24 April 2016
Antwerp is home to the only remaining printing office from the time of the Renaissance and the Baroque. It dates back to the printing office founded by Christoph Plantin in 1555, which was one of the largest of its time and the first industrial printing firm, with up to 16 printing presses and over 80 employees.
Sense of Doubt
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
11 September – 11 October 2015
From 11 September 2015 the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt will host the video art exhibition “Memórias Inapagáveis” and a number of talks and discussions about the construction of memories, reflected in images of past events.
Did you feel it?
16 September 2015
Whenever we use digital interfaces – whether we are inputting data by tapping on a keyboard, swiping a touchscreen or even using our voices – we are communicating with the technology behind it. What happens during these interactions with us? And what happens to the technology?
Better World by Design
Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Providence (US)
25 – 27 September 2015
The “Better World by Design” conference, which will take place from 25 to 27 September 2015 in Providence, has been organised by students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. The three-day event aims to encourage active exchange and collaboration between designers, teachers, innovators and students within the context of a sustainable and socially equitable vision of the future.
Seattle Design Festival 2015
12 – 25 September 2015
The Seattle Design Festival is back for its fourth year, running from 12 to 25 September 2015. Myriad events will showcase different aspects of design through exhibitions, installations and talks.
19 – 27 September 2015
Viertelpuls, the so-called “Stadt Raum Festival [Urban Space Festival], will take place from 19 to 27 September 2015 in the Samtweberviertel district of Krefeld. Through the many events on its programme, the festival aims to show how our streets can be planned in such a way as to improve quality of life.
Wiels Art Book Fair
11–13 September 2015
In the wake of the annual Pa/Per View art book fair, the Kunstmuseum Wiels is organising the first Wiels Art Book Fair.
Der entfesselte Raum
– 1 November 2015
Spaces are more than just spaces. They are defined through the interplay of colours, materials, lighting, proportions and dimensions. An exhibition at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur reveals the principles behind the depiction of spaces.