Many international delegates expected at the World Design Summit from October
During the World Design Summit, to be held in Montréal from October 16 to 25, a historic gathering of 50 international organizations will take place from October 23 to 25. The goal of this Summit of International Organizations is to develop an international action plan for harnessing the power of design to address global issues.
At the conclusion of the Summit of International Organizations, a declaration will be put forth to define the role, capacities and value of design, and how it can best be used to enhance economies, culture, the environment, and society as a whole. World renowned participants will include Jyoti Hosagrahar, director of the UNESCO Division of Creativity, who will chair the summit’s cultural committee. Delegates from UNESCO Cities of Design are expected from Puebla, Graz, Shenzhen, Nagoya, and Beijing. Four representatives from Montréal will act as accredited observers, including Marie-Josée Lacroix, head of the Bureau du design and design commissioner.
The Bureau du design team will take part in many of the summit’s panels, talks, and workshops, focusing on sessions that deal with public policy surrounding design and architecture.
Participants and visitors should be sure to visit the Expo, where some 50 designers from the CODE SOUVENIR MONTRÉAL 2016–2017 catalogue will be on hand to present their products.