October 2021

9/1–11/30/2021
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2022: Open for Submissions
Global Competition for Excellent Experiences

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Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the next UX Design Awards until 30 November 2021.

The UX Design Awards are a global competition for excellent experiences. Entrants can compete in three categories. Two are geared to the professional sector: “Product” for market-ready or new products, services, and experiential environments, and “Concept” for prototypes, service concepts, conceptual environments, advanced design studies, and research projects.

The third category, “New Talent,” is aimed at up-and-coming designers: students and graduates can enter their bachelor and master projects.

All details on how to enter and the competition dates and deadlines are available on the UXDA-Website.

9/16–10/8/2021
4.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event


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10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

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The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

10/1–10/2021
4.00 pm–7.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | Exhibition for the Jury Session
In the period from October 1 to 10, all entries accepted for the jury session will be exhibited in the premises of feldfünf e.V. in the Metropolenhaus Berlin.

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Interested guests can visit the exhibition daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. without prior registration. Those who are not satisfied with just walking through the exhibition should definitely take one of the guided tours. They take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Registration can be made via the links in the corresponding entries here on the website.

Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

Friday, 10/1/2021
6.00 pm–10.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Vernissage
To kick off the anniversary week, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the German Environment Agency and the International Design Center Berlin invite you to the vernissage of the exhibition for the jury session in the Metropolenhaus on the premises of feldfünf e.V.

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Over champagne and snacks, there will be a review of the last ten years and the political significance of the competition. In addition, selected projects from the current exhibition will be presented. We look forward to an enjoyable evening together with you!

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

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Saturday, 10/2/2021
3.00 pm–4.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Exhibition tour
Guided tours of the exhibition for the jury session will take place at Metropolenhaus Berlin on both weekends of the anniversary week.

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Those who would like to gain deeper insights into the individual projects and learn more about the background of the competition process will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition for the jury session as part of a guided tour that requires registration. Some of the entrants will also be on site to present their projects in person.

More information about the anniversary program and the competition can be found here.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

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Sunday, 10/3/2021
3.00 pm–4.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Exhibition tour
Guided tours of the exhibition for the jury session will take place at Metropolenhaus Berlin on both weekends of the anniversary week.

Details

Those who would like to gain deeper insights into the individual projects and learn more about the background of the competition process will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition for the jury session as part of a guided tour that requires registration. Some of the entrants will also be on site to present their projects in person.

More information about the anniversary program and the competition can be found here.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

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Monday, 10/4/2021
5.00 pm–8.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | Cooking Event – Boiling Future
Joint cooking and discussion with the projects Querfeld and Restlos Glücklich in the project rooms of feldfünf e.V. in Berlin.

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We make pots and heads boil! Together with the project Querfeld and Restlos Glücklich, up to 15 participants create a culinary delicacy from crooked fruits in organic quality.

Querfeld and Restlos Glücklich are fighting against food waste and will stimulate not only the appetite but also our brain cells with exciting input on food consumption of the future.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the interior.

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Tuesday, 10/5/2021
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | Online Talk – Boiling Future
Online talk on the topic of sustainable nutrition.

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Environmental expert Andreas Detzel and the two former competition projects Querfeld and Falscher Hase will outline and discuss which impulses and solutions design can offer for the problems of our existing food culture and production. What will be boiling on our stoves in the future?

More information on the website of the German Ecodesign Award.

Wednesday, 10/6/2021
4.00 pm–5.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | HOW TO? – Circularity in Textiles
Online talk on circular economy in the textile industry.

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Environmental expert Jan Gimkiewicz, designer and winner of the German Ecodesign ward 2017 Ina Budde and scientist Kerli Kant Hvass will explore the question of how a circular economy can prevail in the textile and fashion industry.
The online talk will take place in cooperation with the Estonian Design Centre as part of the series "HOW TO?" in English.

More info about the event and registration can be found here.

Thursday, 10/7/2021
9.00 am–3.00 pm
IDZ Event

ABS21 Satellite Event „Trends & Best Practices China“
CN-BC, the IDZ's China networking program is hosting a hybrid event day at this year's AsiaBerlin Summit entitled "Trends and Best Practices in urban tech, green tech, mobility, advanced materials, and design cooperation between Berlin & China".

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In his introductory keynote, Prof. Zheng Han will provide an up-to-date insight into the state of digitalization in China and introduce the most innovative players. Prof. Han teaches innovation and entrepreneurship at the Sino-German University College, Tongji University Shanghai. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Mobility, University of St. Gallen and the Strategy Advisory Board of Porsche China.

Other guest speakers include Stephan Spenling, Managing Partner of IDZ member Archimedes Exhibitions. Having already been responsible for the master planning of the Shandong Science and Technology Museum in Jinan, Archimedes is currently developing the preliminary design for this superlative science center. Enough experience to contribute exciting insights to the topic "Understanding China - The New Normal: Trends and Challenges in Design Innovations". We look forward to it!

Whether you attend "in real life", on location in Berlin-Kreuzberg (ticket category Offline Satellite: Trends & Best Practices China) or virtual, you can expect a day with lots of networking opportunities and plenty of China insights!

Thursday, 10/7/2021
4.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event
Thursday, 10/7/2021
5.00 pm–7.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | Cycling tour – On the road to Future City
Cycling tour through Berlin Kreuzberg with the project Radbahn U1 - winner of the German Ecodesign Award 2015.

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It doesn't always have to be down-, re- or upcycling - to live more sustainably, sometimes just cycling is enough! On a short bike tour through Kreuzberg with the team of the project Radbahn U1, which wants to transform the fallow space under Berlin's elevated train line U1 into a largely covered bike path, we think about the future of urban mobility.

Meeting point is at 5 pm in front of the exhibition rooms of feldfünf e.V. in the Metropolenhaus Berlin with your own bike.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. When standing closer together, it is requested to wear a mask.

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Friday, 10/8/2021
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021 | Online Talk – On the road to Future City
Online talk on the topic of sustainable mobility in urban areas.

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Following the previous day's bike tour, this online talk is about urban mobility of the future. Matthias Heskamp from the Radbahn team will be joined by environmental expert Alena Büttner (German Environment Agency), Annalena Horsch, Managing Director of Coboc GmbH (2012 award-winning project) and Michael Volkmer, Managing Director of the agency Scholz & Volkmer.

Further information is available on the website of the German Ecodesign Award.

10/9–31/2021

German Design Graduates: Exhibition at KGM Berlin
The Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin presents German Design Graduates - this year, due to the pandemic, in a double exhibition the classes of 2020 and 2021.

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The exhibition shows current positions of graduates of the best German design schools in the field of product and industrial design.

The exhibited works were selected by an exclusive jury. Through matchmaking, awards and supports, GDG brings graduates together with representatives from culture and industry who select young designers for individual mentoring and coaching programs. Ambassadors from the fields of culture, practice, press, presentation and perspectives also present awards to outstanding graduates. For more information, visit on the German Design Graduates website.

Saturday, 10/9/2021
3.00 pm–4.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Exhibition tour
On this weekend of the anniversary week, the last guided tours through the exhibition for the jury session in the Metropolenhaus Berlin will take place.

Details

Those who would like to gain deeper insights into the individual projects and learn more about the background of the competition process will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition for the jury session as part of a guided tour that requires registration. Some of the entrants will also be on site to present their projects in person.

More information about the anniversary program and the competition can be found here.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

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Sunday, 10/10/2021
3.00 pm–4.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award 2021| Exhibition tour
On this weekend of the anniversary week, the last guided tours through the exhibition for the jury session in the Metropolenhaus Berlin will take place.

Details

Those who would like to gain deeper insights into the individual projects and learn more about the background of the competition process will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition for the jury session as part of a guided tour that requires registration. Some of the entrants will also be on site to present their projects in person.

More information about the anniversary program and the competition can be found here.

To participate in the event, you must be tested, recovered or vaccinated. Masks are compulsory for the stay in the exhibition space.

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Wednesday, 10/27/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event
Thursday, 10/28/2021
5.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

IDZ Meet-up
As a supporter of the German Design Graduates, the IDZ is awarding free annual memberships to three participants. The three selected will present themselves in the October Meetup.

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Our Chairman of the Board Karsten Henze presented our three chosen students with their certificates during the award ceremony at the Kunstgewerbemuseum on October 8. Congratulations to Tobias Trübenbacher from UdK Berlin and Abdelrahman Ibrahim and Tien Han Huang from HTW Berlin!

The three will present their projects on October 28 as part of the IDZ Meetup at the Kunstgewerbemuseum. As usual, we will stream the Meetup live via Zoom.

However, we can also bring a small number of interested people - about 10 people - to the German Design Graduates exhibition. If you would like to attend in person at KGM, please send us an email. If demand exceeds supply, we give away seats on a "first come, first served!" basis.

The initiative German Design Graduates was founded in 2019 to promote young designers, to offer them a platform and to facilitate their start into professional life. Every year, graduates from German universities can submit their designs. The award-winning products and objects of the 2020 and 2021 cohorts will be presented in an exhibition at the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum from October 9 to 31.

November 2021

9/1–11/30/2021
IDZ Event

UX Design Awards 2022: Open for Submissions
Global Competition for Excellent Experiences

Details

Companies, agencies, professionals, and young designers worldwide are invited to submit their best work for the next UX Design Awards until 30 November 2021.

The UX Design Awards are a global competition for excellent experiences. Entrants can compete in three categories. Two are geared to the professional sector: “Product” for market-ready or new products, services, and experiential environments, and “Concept” for prototypes, service concepts, conceptual environments, advanced design studies, and research projects.

The third category, “New Talent,” is aimed at up-and-coming designers: students and graduates can enter their bachelor and master projects.

All details on how to enter and the competition dates and deadlines are available on the UXDA-Website.

10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

Details

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

December 2021

10/1/2021–4/30/2022
IDZ Event

Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22
Specialist conference at InnoTrans 2022, the global trade show for transport technology and mobility

Details

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) invites experts from research, design and business to participate in the "International Design Forum" #IDF22. Focusing on cross-sector cooperation and user-centred design in the mobility sector, the specialist conference is part of the official convention program of InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology and mobility (20 – 23 September 2022).

Please find more information on available speaker formats and possible topics here.

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