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Montreal declares June 29 World Industrial Design Day: Icsid.

Taipei, June 28, 2010 (CENS)--The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) recently announced that the City of Montreal, Canada has proclaimed June 29 World Industrial Design Day (WIDD); the first city worldwide to officially commemorate the day in acknowledgment of the importance of industrial design to social and economic development.

Celebrated by designers and non-designers alike, World Industrial Design Day, first declared in 2007 on the occasion of Icsid's 50th anniversary, is held internationally on June 29 with the aim of encouraging inter-disciplinary collaborations, spreading an understanding of the design industry and exploring ways in which responsible design can improve quality of life.

"We are overjoyed that the City of Montreal has joined Icsid in this campaign to share the benefits industrial design can offer to quality of life throughout the world," stated Dr. Mark Breitenberg, Icsid President. "We hope that other design-focused metropolises will take Montreal's lead in a manner that will enable this international day of observance to grow, educate and create tangible change."

Through a series of international events on June 29, initiated by Icsid members and non-members alike, WIDD provides designers and like-minded design enthusiasts from a wide spectrum of professions with a channel to engage with one another. Events such as sustainability workshops, exhibitions, international symposiums on socially responsible design, webcasts, free admission to museums and Icsid's international student poster competition are but a few of the commemorative activities that WIDD has inspired throughout the world.

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Title Annotation:International Council of Societies of Industrial Design
Author:Liang, Quincy
Publication:The Taiwan Economic News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Jun 28, 2010
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