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May 2021

3/9–5/31/2021
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2021: Call for Particpation
Global competition for outstanding experience design

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The next UX Design Awards are coming up! From March 9 to May 31, companies, agencies, professionals and up-and-coming designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the global competition for outstanding experience design.

Tuesday, 5/11/2021
8.30 am–11.30 am
IDZ Event

CN-BC Joint Brokerage Event: Innovating Food Brands, Products and Culinary Experiences in cooperation with +86
In cooperation with the +86 design sharing platform in Beijing, the focus will be on re-branding, reinventing food products, designing food packaging and service design.

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The digital Joint Brokerage Event (JBE) is a matchmaking event for Berlin and Chinese companies active in the fields of design and sustainable technologies. Organized in collaboration with our Chinese network partners, they offer a mix of talks and matchmaking with 1-on-1 business matchmaking calls.

If you would like to attend one of these events or are interested in learning more, please contact magdalena.jaster@idz.de and register in the members area of the CN-BC website.

from 5/27/2021 12.00 am
to 6/6/2021 12.00 am

Berlin Design Week
BNDNWK will take place in 2021 under the motto "New Traditions" with a hybrid program of exhibitions, showrooms, workshops and the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS.

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Every spring, BERLIN DESIGN WEEK presents new thinking and design approaches that envision and shape our future. New challenges set new standards: Digitally and physically, the current theme of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK "NEW TRADITIONS" is taken up more than ever in its diverse formats.
Crises require a discourse for forward-looking strategies. Clear, sustainable and trend-setting design can usher in a new normality. Business, research and decision-makers need the creative power of design, its fresh ideas, new strategies and concepts for a society in transition and vice versa.

From the opening with the showrooms at Bikini Berlin, the DESIGN POOL, to the closing highlight, the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS, the BNDNWK offers a variety of formats. Exhibitions, showrooms, talks and guided tours to workshops, screenings and conferences enliven the design world over eleven days at various locations in Berlin and online.

Designers, artists, studios, cultural institutions, universities and companies can still apply to participate in the curated program 2021 until March 31.

Thursday, 5/27/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ virtual Meetup
In his lecture "The Inconvenience Space - The Future of Parting" Henrik Rieß asks the question: How can we design goodbye?

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In his course "The Future of Farewell" at FH Potsdam, Henrik Rieß explored possible future perspectives on the design of of farewell and the associated social consequences with students. To lessen the gravity of the topic and to be able to talk about wishes, hopes and fears, they projected the topic of farewell into different futures with new technological possibilities and changed social norms.

Among others, projects by Rosa-Sophie Hamburger, Lena Hoffmann, Maryna Honcharenko, Peter Schwarz, Gesine Tränhardt and Lena Zagora will be shown.

Henrik Rieß is a Creative Director with over 15 years of expe-rience in UX and applied Design Research. As a lecturer for Interaction Design, Design Thinking and Speculative Design, he works with students on socially relevant issues in the so-called "Inconvenience Space".

June 2021

from 5/27/2021 12.00 am
to 6/6/2021 12.00 am

Berlin Design Week
BNDNWK will take place in 2021 under the motto "New Traditions" with a hybrid program of exhibitions, showrooms, workshops and the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS.

Details

Every spring, BERLIN DESIGN WEEK presents new thinking and design approaches that envision and shape our future. New challenges set new standards: Digitally and physically, the current theme of the BERLIN DESIGN WEEK "NEW TRADITIONS" is taken up more than ever in its diverse formats.
Crises require a discourse for forward-looking strategies. Clear, sustainable and trend-setting design can usher in a new normality. Business, research and decision-makers need the creative power of design, its fresh ideas, new strategies and concepts for a society in transition and vice versa.

From the opening with the showrooms at Bikini Berlin, the DESIGN POOL, to the closing highlight, the OPEN STUDIO NIGHTS, the BNDNWK offers a variety of formats. Exhibitions, showrooms, talks and guided tours to workshops, screenings and conferences enliven the design world over eleven days at various locations in Berlin and online.

Designers, artists, studios, cultural institutions, universities and companies can still apply to participate in the curated program 2021 until March 31.

Thursday, 6/3/2021
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

SPOTLIGHT ON | #1 Online Event "Shifting Boundaries"
As part of the anniversary year, the German Ecodesign Award kicks off the SPOTLIGHT ON event series on 3 June with a virtual talk at the BNDNWK.

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Themed Shifting Boundaries, former award winners Marcella Hansch, Tobias Becker and Lea Schücking will present their projects and discuss, among other things, how good ideas can be put into practice. The discussion will be moderated by Liza Sander, who researches and teaches on the topics of circular design and circular society at HTW Berlin and HfK Bremen.

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