November 2019
December 2019
January 2020

November 2019

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DGTF Call for Practice
Lechts und Rinks: An examination of design , populism, new rights and commitment


From 15 - 16 November the 16th annual conference of the DGTF will take place in Kassel under the motto "Lechts und Rinks". The question here is: What (new) challenges will design face if advanced design solutions contribute to the rise of right-wing populist ideologies? On this occasion, the Call for Practice "Lechts und Rinks: An examination of design, populism, new rights and commitment". A presentation format is planned in which each contribution will have five minutes á three slides available.

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Berlin Design Fair
Berlin Vintage Show for Furniture & Product Design at Loewesaal


The 9th edition Berlin Vintage Show for Furniture & Product Design will take place from 15-17 November 2019 in the Loewesaal.

design.Börse_Berlin stands for exclusivity and diversity. It shows well-known masterpieces from Art Deco and Bauhaus to the Midcentury, rough Industrie & GDR Design of the last century to the latest contemporary designs and also stages the experimental and anonymous. In Berlin, the city of creativity and design, the presentation of selected young works is a must.
Not only design lovers, gallery owners or museum buyers will find inspiration to complete their collections. In addition to selected rarities, affordable pieces for a wide variety of purposes and interiors will also encourage buyers to buy.

10553 Berlin

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Friday, 11/15/2019
10.00 am
IDZ Event


On 15 November, the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) will host the final workshop of the project "Berlin Poland | Fashion Business & Manufacture 2019-2020". The workshop serves to summarize and record the results developed during the project and to bring the project to a sustainable conclusion with the help of the invited partners FCG, NEMONA and Sourcebook.


15th November 2019 | 10:00-4:00 pm


Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohnplatz 7-8
10969 Berlin

Tuesday, 11/19/2019
6.30 pm
IDZ Event

Bauhaus 4.0
Bauhaus 4.0 meets Typography & Web Design


On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary the German Design Day starts the series "Bauhaus 4.0 - Future is made of design". In a total of ten panel discussions, ideas for the design of a future worth living will be collected. In each case three to four top creative people with very different fields of activity and experience will ask themselves questions such as: How can we use the utopian potential of the Bauhaus not only to react to social developments, but to actively shape them ourselves? How can we learn from the most sustainable design school in history?

The tenth panel discussion will take place in Queis/Leipzig/Halle. The topic:

»Bauhaus 4.0 meets Typography & Web Design: Universal and integrative - in search of the interface of tomorrow«

Among others with Sabina Sieghart, specialist for the design of media in simple language, as well as Berlin corporate designer Florian Adler.
Special guests are type designer Veronika Burian, founder of the internationally active Type Foundry TypeTogether, and book designer Verena Gerlach.

Im Papierlager der IGEPA Großhandel GmbH
IGEPA-Ring 1
06188 Landsberg


The IDZ is a cooperation partner, our members receive reduced admission.

Monday, 11/25/2019
5.00 pm–10.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award 2019
Award Ceremony


At the award ceremony, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze honoured this year's prizewinners. For invited guests only. More information at:

Thursday, 11/28/2019
6.30 pm–9.00 pm
IDZ Event

Transforming People & Places: Urban Mobility
How Shall We Move Tomorrow?


Transforming People & Places - The new joint series of IDZ and Archimedes Exhibitions creates space for exchange and discussion between the designers and inhabitants of our city.

The first event in the series deals with urban mobility: from urban design and smart mobility to sharing, participation and climate change. We want to discuss which changes are coming up to us and which are also necessary. Can design influence people's attitudes? How can we make Berlin a better place to live? What innovative mobility concepts are there - and what is missing? And how do we redivide urban space if we focus on people and the environment?

Together with experts* on sustainable urban development and mobility, we initiate an active exchange with guests and experts:
- Leopold Fellinger, Chief Creative Officer Digital Department, Porsche Austria
- Theresa Kalmer, Urban Catalyst Studio
- Dr. Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann, Founder and Managing Director, Creative Climate Cities
- Simon Wöhr, cultural manager for urban development and co-initiator, Radbahn Berlin

Archimedes Exhibitions
Saarbrücker Str. 24
10405 Berlin

Admission is free for IDZ members.
Guests: 10 Euro
Reduced: 5 Euro

We are looking forward to your visit!

December 2019

Thursday, 12/12/2019
10.00 am–4.00 pm
IDZ Event

Hybrid Design - Augmented Reality for Designers


Augmented Reality enables interaction with virtual content in analog space. Computer-generated elements such as 3D models or animations are projected into the tangible world via a mobile device and activated there. The result is a hybrid design in which analog and virtual elements can be combined. This form of mixed reality also offers great potential for the presentation of virtual models and designs.

In cooperation with IDZ and with the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity.Image Space Material, the EU-funded AURORA School for ARtists is holding a one-day workshop on augmented reality for designers. The course will take place at Sophienstraße 22a in Berlin-Mitte and is free of charge apart from €20 for catering.

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January 2020

IDZ Event

Call for Entries
The UX Design Awards 2020 are open for entries until 15 May!


From now until 15 May, companies, agencies, UX professionals and young designers worldwide can submit their experience solutions for the UX Design Awards 2020.

Two newly introduced award categories – “New Talent” and “Vision” – complement the competition for the best user-centric projects this year.

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IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award 2020
The German Federal Ecodesign Award 2020 has been launched!


The German Federal Ecodesign Award is looking for products, services and concepts that are outstanding in their design, their ecological quality and their innovative approach.

Participants can submit their projects to this years' competition until April 6.

Further information: Bundespreis Ecodesign/Award.

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