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Design Shanghai (Shanghai)

Friday, March 27, 2015 - Monday, March 30, 2015

Design Shanghai is China’s most successful design launch event. Presenting the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting showcase of latest furniture designs for China’s top architects, interior designers, developers, facilities managers and private buyers.

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Bauhaus Lab 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Bauhaus Lab offers young professionals in architecture, design, fine arts and curatorial practice an opportunity for cooperative learning, research and intervention within this international postgraduate programme in architectural research. Interested persons are required to submit a statement of interest by March 31st 2015 to apply at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The Bauhaus Lab 2015 starts May 4th and runs until August 9th 2015.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The CODAawards celebrate design projects which successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. All individuals who participate in the collaborative process are eligible to enter: interior designers, artists, architects, art consultants, and industry resources. Early Bird Deadline: 31st March 2015

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PublicSymposium (Perth)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Friday, April 17, 2015

A centerpiece of PUBLIC 2015 will be an international symposium exploring the value of creativity in building dynamic places. Speakers include local and international leaders in the arts, architecture, urban planning, technology and philanthropy. They have been invited to share a range of perspectives on the needs of places and communities as they transform and renew.

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UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2015 (National)

Friday, April 17, 2015

A National Awards Program run by the United Nations Association of Australia. The award categories are: • Habitat Restoration Fund Biodiversity Award • Hanson's Green Building Award • NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Sustainability Leadership Awards • Swinburne University of Technology Excellence in Design Award • *NEW* Clean Energy Award • Business Awards • Community Award • Environmental School Award • Excellence in Sustainable Water Management Award • Individual Award • Local Government Awards • Media Award for Environmental Reporting • Sustainability Education Award. Nominations close on the 17th of April.

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Melbourne International Design Week 2015 (Melbourne)

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Sunday, May 17, 2015

Melbourne International Design Week is a celebration of international design excellence. Created to highlight the best of design here and overseas the festival’s events give everyone the opportunity to be inspired by the benefits of outstanding design for our lives and our economy. The program aims to highlight the role of design as a catalyst for innovation, linking creativity with business, technology and society.

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Australian Furniture Design Award (National)

Friday, May 22, 2015

Presented by Stylecraft and JamFactory, the Australian Furniture Design Award is Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for furniture design. This new biennial award is open to Australian designers globally and designers residing in Australia. The award encourages innovation in furniture design and will foster new opportunities for furniture manufacturing in Australia.

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SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 (Brisbane)

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

SEE Sustainable Experience 2015 is a showcase of products, solutions and education focussed on protecting Queensland’s built environment. To be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds from the 18th to 20th June 2015, SEE Sustainable Experience is refreshingly different from other events or exhibitions, as it will tie together case studies with sustainable solutions whilst offering integrated educational options within a value-led and relaxed networking environment.

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Study Tour to Italy 2015 (Italy)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Editor-in Chief, Kate St James has once again been asked to escort a professional tour to Italy. These tours draw on a network of scholars and colleagues to create a study tour program that focuses on architecture, design and landscape in several locations in Italy, offering a program in partnership with exhibitions and institutions, culminating in an in-depth study of Expo Milan 2015.

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2015 International Design Congress and 26 Icograda General Assembly (Gwangju, South Korea)

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - Friday, October 23, 2015

The theme of the Congress will be "Design Connects". It is intended to enhance Gwangju’s current and future position as a major international ‘City of Design’, and to further promote positive exchanges and liaison between various international design entities to establish fruitful collaborations and provide innovative design platforms for diverse stakeholders. The 26 Icograda General Assembly and Icograda member-category Platform Meetings will be conducted in alignment with the Congress.

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