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Istanbul to host European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Organized by the European Design Organization in a different European city each year, the ninth edition of European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony will be held in Istanbul on Saturday, 23 May 2015. All day long event will make Istanbul a meeting place for outstanding designers from all around Europe.

Prominent names in the design field will share their experiences with the audience, within the scope of European Design Conference to be held at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Fındıklı Campus on Saturday, 23 May from 11.00 to 17.00. During the awards ceremony to be held after the conference at 18.00, awards will be presented in the fields of graphic design, illustration and digital media. The 9th European Design Awards this year were chosen by a jury composed of journalists in the field of design industry, among 1000 applications from more than 35 countries such as Iceland, Greece, Portugal and Russia. The award ceremony presented by comedian Bob Maclaren will continue with a gala dinner and party at Sait Halim Paşa Mansion.

The 9th European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony is organized by European Design Organization, in collaboration with Istanbul Design Biennial and Turkish Graphic Designers Association (GMK) with the support of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSÜ), Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau and Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism. European Design Awards have in the past been hosted in Athens, Stockholm, Zurich, Rotterdam, Vilnius, Helsinki, Belgrade and Cologne.

Ed-Awards Conference hosted by Turkish Graphic Designers Association (GMK) president Umut Südüak on Saturday, 23 May from 11.00 to 17.00 will bring design agencies and offices from all over Europe together at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Fındıklı Campus.

The rebranding of a start-up success Airbnb and the design of the New Norwegian banknotes are among the various cases that will be presented during the conference.

European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony tickets can be purchased through Biletix sales channels and the main box office at İKSV building (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası, Sadi Konuralp Caddesi No. 5, Şişhane, weekdays between 10.00 - 18.00 except Sundays.)

For detailed information: europeandesign.org ; tasarimbienali.iksv.org/en

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