Montréal Design Declaration in runway
International design organizations announce next stage of Montréal Design Declaration deliberations to be conducted in Saint-Étienne (France) on 3–5 April 2019 in conjunction with Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne. The Saint-Étienne Pre-Summit Meeting, organised by DSMSC, is the first official meeting of the Summit participants since the Montréal DSM01 in 2017.
The Design Summit Meeting Steering Committee represents the 22 international entities that participated in the first Design Summit Meeting (DSM01), which took place in Montréal (Canada) on 23–24 October 2017 resulting in the historic Montreal Design Declaration. The 3–5 April 2019 meeting is the next milestone on a path leading to future full-scale Design Summit Meetings in 2020 (DSM02) and 2023 (DSM03).
The Pre-Summit Meeting in April 2019 will focus on key projects included in the Montreal Design Declaration identified by the international design entities in a recent survey as highest priority. Thus, the Saint-Étienne Pre-Summit Meeting sessions are devoted to three focus areas:
01Establishing metrics and collecting data and case studies to more effectively communicate the value of design
02 Supporting development of National and Regional Design Policies
03 Fostering development, recognition, support and funding for design education and research, including development of new formats for design education curricula.
The Design Summit Meeting Steering Committee is composed of:
BEDA Bureau of European Design Associations: Bart Ahsmann, Päivi Tahkokallio
IFHP The International Federation for Housing and Planning: Flemming Borreskov,
Regitze Marianne Hess
Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media :
Elsebeth Gerner-Nielsen, Eija Salmi
ico-D International Council of Design: David Grossman, Zachary Haris Ong
IFLA International Federation of Landscape Architects Kathryn Moore
IxDA Interaction Design Association: Alok Nandi, Brenda Sanderson
Participation in the Saint-Étienne Pre-Summit Meeting is by invitation only and is reserved exclusively to international entities. In addition to the representatives of the 22 international entities listed in the Montréal Design Declaration, additional international entities that have expressed interest in joining the process since DSM01 have also been invited. As in DSM01, additional international, national and regional stakeholders will be invited to attend as observers.
For more details on the meeting, please contact:
Secretariat Coordinator of the Design Summit Meeting Jovana Milović,
Montreal Design Declaration
Design Declaration Summit Steering Committee
information on and about the consortium running the actions
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne
The international Design Summit Meeting conducted in Montreal in October 2017 was an historic event. For the first time, 18 international organizations representing designers, architects and planners joined together, recognizing that collaboration amplified their individual capacities to achieve overlapping objectives. Proof of the efficacy of this effort was the fact the Montreal meeting included the participation of a number of international non-design agencies, including UNESCO, UN-Climate and UN Habitat. These international agencies, long aware of the potential of design to contribute to their programs, had long sought “one address” with which to effectively interact with the spectrum of design professions. The Montreal Summit provided that opportunity.
The 22 international entities signed the Montreal Design Declaration, describing the potential of design, including a “Call to Action” and listing 20 potential Projects. The Declaration includes a list of 700 entities from 90 countries, members of the signing organizations, representing a powerful network of support and resources. The Summit Meeting steering committee was mandated with driving the process forward, advancing Projects and organizing future full-scale Summit Meetings.