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.
Breathing Colour28.06.2017 – 24.09.2017
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.
7th Recycling Design Prize
6 September–1 November 2015
The seventh Recycling Design Prize will be awarded this year. The best ideas and designs from over 600 entries from all over the world can be seen in an exhibition from 6 September 2015.
– 4 October 2015
Animals have been the companions of human beings and part of their lives and culture since time immemorial. The “Beastly/Tierisch” exhibition brings together projects by photographers and video artists, turning a critical eye on this topic and examining the role and depiction of animals.
Zero. Let Us Explore the Stars
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
– 8 November 2015
Following the end of Second World War and the gloomy years of reconstruction, a group of artists came together with the aim of creating a new future for art. Driven by the desire to forge radical new paths, they shared an optimistic, experimental and research-based approach. This group of artists called itself Zero.
10 Designers in the West Wing
Somerset House, London
21 – 27 September 2015
During the London Design Festival the city becomes the focal point of the design world. The event promotes young, and honours established designers. The exhibition, “10 designers in the West Wing”, will focus the spotlight on ten notable and internationally renowned designers.
New for Now. The Origin of Fashion Magazines
– 27 September 2015
The Dutch Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam holds a huge collection of costume and fashion prints that is now on show for the first time. Not only the exhibition is well worth seeing, also the 8,000 fashion prints that are published on the museum’s website should not be missed. Together with a printed catalogue those are the results of a multi-year project in which the illustrations were catalogued, described and digitalised.
Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt
8 October 2015
The German Design Council invites interested parties to Frankfurt on 8 October to attend another event in the Iconic Conferences series to discuss the future of urban retail.
Designtage Brandenburg 2015
18 – 22 November 2015
Once again, the Schiffbauergasse Potsdam is going to be the focus of Brandenburg’s design scene as it will be staging the fourth edition of Designtage Brandenburg. All designers interested in exhibiting have until 6 September 2015 to apply.
4 September 2015
The eighth edition of Soirée graphique, one of the most important exhibitions of contemporary graphic design in Switzerland, takes place this year on 4 September in the premises of the Bernese advertising agency Komet, which is organising the project.
Architektursommer Rhein-Main 2015
Frankfurt, Offenbach, Wiesbaden, Mainz
9 – 27 September 2015
The Architektursommer Rhein-Main festival is once again creating a bridge between four cities in the Rhein-Main area and instigating discussions on architecture and urban development.
Lost and Found. The Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum
30 August – 26 September 2015
For eight weeks in July and August, the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum offered eight artists and eight designers the opportunity to work in otherwise empty spaces in the building. The Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum is a large building in the middle of the town that has been standing empty for some years. The artists and designers were invited to work freely under the slogan of “Use It Again” so that the outcome of the projects was completely open. The only restriction was the request to integrate local media and materials into their work.
Between Bridges, Berlin
2 – 12 September 2015
The exhibition “Fashion Stories” in the Between Bridges gallery in Berlin displays conceptual articles and photographs from fashion and lifestyle magazines of the 1980s and 1990s.
Practice Makes Perfect
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen
– 6 September 2015
The “Practice Makes Perfect” exhibition is dedicated to the Danish architect and designer, Kaare Klint, who was primarily known in his role as a furniture designer and is one of Scandinavian design’s most influential proponents.