Wednesday, 30 July 2008

see design

seedesign - sharing experience on design support for sme's - is a network for the dissemination of good practice relating to design support for small companies (smes). it is made up of seven european partners who are cooperating in order to capture and build upon the knowledge accumulated within the various design support programmes. it aims to improve the effectiveness of the support provided for local smes relating to design issues in europe.

seedesign operated from march 2005 to december 2007, but it's website and reports are available online, and a good experience to be shared.

design shaping europe's future

talking about beda (the bureau of european design associations), it's website hosts a pdf document entitled "how could design shape europe's future?" which is worth being consulted.

the research project was conducted between 2002-2003 in partnership with the design council, the university of art & design helsinki (taik), the interaction design institute at ivrea in italy (idii), the conservatoire national des arts et metiers (cnam) and the agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (apci) in paris.

shaping the global design agenda

torino, world design capital in 2008 – under the icsid-led "world design capital" program – will receive on november 6 and 7 an international public design policies conference, "shaping the global design agenda".

the three basic themes of the conference will be:

1. design and economy - the link to innovation
2. design and society - catalysing sustainable change
3. design and complexity - confronting systemic global challenges

the conference is being organized by michael thomson, current president of beda, the bureau of european design associations, and one of the guests for the brazil design week.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

brazil design week

from 9 to 14 of september, at the modern art museum of rio de janeiro, there will be the brazil design week, a brazilian design trade and promotion fair. the program is outstanding.

natural knowledge economy

the paper "brazil: the natural knowledge economy", comissioned by cgee - center for managing and strategic studies, was released this month in london. the study was developed by kirsten bound, researcher from demos ("the thinktank for everyday democracy"), and it shows a situation extremely conducive to innovative thinking in brazil, with increasing number of research projects and resources allocated for innovation programs.

the paper can be downloaded, in pdf format, from the website of demos (at the above link). and if you want to know how much it is already reverberating, check the post of the online design magazine core77 here.


this is the english version of my blog "políticas de design | design policies"

by now, it is only in portuguese, but i will find a way soon to post in both languages. and there i have also posted a few presentations i did in the last year, besides the portuguese versions of the same posts found here.