|This year will mark the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of the International Design Center NAGOYA (IdcN) and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Design Center Building. To commemorate this special occasion, a joint exhibition featuring selected projects by invited past participants The International New Designers Workshop and a series of relay talks and roundtable discussions will also be organized this winter to provide a platform for these young talents from around the world to tell us how they use their creative visions to impact the social fabric and improve everyday life. Around 24 creators from 16 countries will be invited for the commemorative exhibition this year. In addition, an international conference will be organized for the industries, the creative community, the governments and the general public to converge and exchange ideas on January 21-22, 2007
Entitled,"The Social Designers: design for real needs", the exhibition will tell the story of how our young generation have the power and passion to apply their skills to make a difference in our everyday life. Brought forth by a global perspective of communication and intentions that go further than a surface to tackle deeply rooted social issues, we hope the innovative propositions that are presented here by these designers will demonstrate how we can use design for real needs. Details of the exhibition, the roundtable sessions and the IdcN 10th Anniversary Commemorative Conference will be updated as we progress with preparations for these events
Leimei Julia Chiu
Director, Global Communications, International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.
6 F Design Center Bldg., 18-1, Sakae 3-Chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008
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organized by: International New Designers Workshop Organizing Committee, IdcN Commemorative Project Organizing Committee (City of Nagoya, International Design Center NAGOYA)
under the patrongage of UNESCO
sponsored by:ASUSTek Computer Inc.
supported by: Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, Embassy of Isreal, JAGDA(Japan Graphic Designers Association), JDF (Japan Design Foundation), JIDPO(Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization),Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nagoya Convention &Visitors Bureau, The Organization of Advertising Creation, Architecture Institute of Japan, Japan Institute of Architect Aichi Society's of Architects & Building Engineers
produced by: Leimei Julia Chiu/ Director, Global Communications, IdcN
Staffs: Leimei Julia Chiu, Ayako
Yamauchi, Yumi Kawai, Hideki Yano,
Ryotaro Furukawa,Tsuyoshi Nagura, Hung Lam,