International New Designers Workshop Report

February 27, 2010

Independent Enterprise

Creative Design City Nagoya 2009
International New Designers Workshop Report

Aiming to nurture the next generation, which is courageous in challenging conventions, the International New Designers Workshop encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration amongst academic institutions, industries and the public sector, and each workshop is made up of members from different disciplines, genders and cultural backgrounds. The workshop has been held annually since 2000. “Sustainability”, this year’s keyword, places even more focus on environmental issues. Under this keyword, participants searched for the potential assets of cities and for the “Things that we want to preserve”, “Things that must be preserved”, and “Things to convey” in Nagoya. Considering how to effectively utilize these assets, they tried designing systems and processes that guide and assist humans, in addition to designing solid objects. Participants made five teams and conducted field research from five different perspectives. At the international Design Forum, teams made their presentations about their final proposals with the designated mediums, such as maps, novelties, news papers, moving images and sign design.

Please refer to the International New Designers Workshop Report for the detail.

International New Designers Workshop
Date:Saturday, 21 - Friday, 27 November, 2009

International Design Center NAGOYA and Nagoya area

Organizer:Creative Design City Nagoya Organizing Committee
(City of Nagoya, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, International Design Center, NAGOYA Inc., Council of Chubu Design Organizations)
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Co-organizer: Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI
Support: Aichi Prefecture