Happy World Industrial Design Day!

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design  (ICSID) is a non-profit organisation that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design. The primary aim of the association is to advance the discipline of industrial design at an international level.

Founded in 1957, ICSID serves as a unified voice of over 50 nations through which members can express their views and be heard on an international platform. Since its inception, ICSID has continued to develop its wide-reaching network of students and professionals devoted to the recognition, success and growth of the industrial design community.

This year marks the 5th anniversary since the inception of World Industrial Design Day, which was created in 2007 on the occasion of Icsid’s 50th anniversary. Icsid sent out a global call to ask one simple question – What is industrial design?

The one-minute video was scripted with the help of YouTube videos that design professionals, students and enthusiasts uploaded after accepting ICSID’s video challenge to define industrial design in 10 seconds. And after that they shared it and ejoyed. You can watch 10 seconds movies through this link  or there is a one minute video as a summary.

You could find some of the events around the world below.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of World Industrial Design Day, Taipei City and Taiwan Design Center will hold a series of commemorative events from 29 June to 1 July, such as OPEN HOUSE at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, as well as a Facebook check-in campaign. A ‘Designers Night’ party will also be held on 29 June, when designers will share their ideas on design with the public.

A gathering of ETMK members will be held to discuss projects on World Industrial Design Day, followed by a garden party. Discussions will also include talks of the 2013 IDA Congress, which will be held in Istanbul next year. In addition, in Tasarım Parkı there is a different event for celebration. Istanbul Technical University, which is hosting IDA 2013 congress, is celebrating the day with conferences and after that, there will be a cocktail.

The City of Cape Town will be hosting a signing ceremony and dinner on 29 June to celebrate their host city agreement for World Design Capital 2014.

The Institute of Culture, Arts and Architecture in Iran will be holding a reception for World Industrial Design Day, including lectures on design, a book launch on industrial design in the region, music, and a lecture on strategic planning.

The countries, which are organizing ceminers, exhibitions, cocktails, parties…etc. to celebrate the day, are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Chile, Hungary, India, Irland, Italy, Paraguay, Phlippins, South Africa and Venezuela.

If you say that you would love to celebrate the day, but you couldn’t decide how it should be?, There are some suggestions  by ICSID or you could suggest ICSID.

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