Show off your talent internationally in Kortrijk, Paris, Bilbao, or Helsinki

April 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce these four chances to share your creativity and expertise on the international stage. Be sure to take advantage of these ever-more frequent opportunities offered by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Montréal is a member as a City of Design. If your submission or project is selected for one of these events, the Bureau du design may mandate you to represent Montréal, UNESCO City of Design as part of your trip. Don’t miss this opportunity. Register now!

Designers in residence in Kortrijk, Belgium (UNESCO City of Design)

Designregio Kortrijk is seeking three motivated designers who have recently completed a graduate degree for a three-month residency in Kortrijk, Belgium, from September to December 2018. The residency includes lodging, travel expenses, access to the Budalab Open Makerspace, the Bolwerk Workspace, experts in a number of fields, and support from Designregio Kortrijk.

This year’s theme is “Discover the Next Space,” and the three resident designers will be asked to develop an experimental concept that reflects on spaces of the future through confrontation between citizens, society, entrepreneurs, and education in regions such as Kortrijk. The designers may also present their research as part of the Biennale Interieur in October 2018.

View selection criteria – applications must be made before June 1, 2018

Call for projects – FAIRE 2018 Urban Design, Paris, France

The Pavillon de l'Arsenal and the City of Paris recently launched FAIRE 2018 Urban Design, a call for innovative projects intended to disrupt the production of urban objects by fast-tracking and financing a short series of prototypes selected by a jury of experts for their vision, values, and solutions offered.

Designers, architects, makers, multi-disciplinary teams, collectives, and start-ups are invited to submit new strategies for Paris’s public spaces. The call asks designers to reflect on the major issues and challenges facing cities, such as solidarity; goodwill; room for sports and youth; mobility and security; climate and energy commitments; solid and liquid waste-stream management; problems involving heat, droughts, or flooding; trade; resilience; and technological changes.

Submit your project before May 31, 2018

Call for projects – Selected 2018 Bilbao, Spain (UNESCO City of Design)

Selected 2018 is a two-day design and visual arts festival in Bilbao in November 2018. Organizers wish to create a climate of sharing where participants can learn about the latest trends, offer their opinions, and build relationships among design professionals and business people. The festival’s program will include talks, roundtables, and exhibitions.

Montréal students and professionals who wish to exhibit their work at this international showcase are invited to take part in the call for projects, which covers various design disciplines. More than one project can be submitted; projects must have been produced between January 2014 and today.

The call for projects ends on May 31, 2018.

Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki, Finland (UNESCO City of Design)

Helsinki Design Week takes place from September 6 to 16, 2018. Organizers have launched a broad appeal to enliven the city for 10 days. There are several ways you can participate:

  • Deliver an on-site event that will be part of the festival’s official programming, such as holding a design workshop.
  • Be a vendor at the Design Market (furniture, clothing, accessories, household objects, stationery, etc.).
  • Take part in the Little Market during Children’s Weekend.
  • Be a volunteer.

Ideas, projects, and applications are accepted until May 31, 2018 (June 8 for the Design Market). Submit them now!