2011 IDA Congress Taipei

24-26 October 2011 
Theme: Design at the Edges

The congress theme had the following meanings:

To address the theme – Design at the Edges – the following fields were identified for their global relevance and having a stake in design:

The programme aimed to:

Please visit the following congress pages for programme details:




Host member organisation: Taiwan Design Center
To promote the development of the cultural and creative industry, the Taiwanese government in 2003 had established its national design centre. Taiwan Design Center became officially operational in 2004 and has been positioned as an integrated platform to promote creative design. Its main mission is to upgrade original creativity of Taiwanese designers, promote international design exchanges, upgrade market competitiveness of Taiwanese industries, help enterprises build up their own brand, raise value-added of the said industries, and tell the world that the era of “Designed in Taiwan” has arrived. www.tdc.org.tw/en_index.htm

Supporting member organisations:
Taipei being selected as the venue for the inaugural congress prompted the establishment of the Taiwan Design Alliance (TDA) in August 2008 as a non-profit organisation. TDA intends to actively engage Taiwanese design in a global context, making its voice heard in the international design community. TDA comprises: China Industrial Designers Association (CIDA, Taiwan), Chinese Society of Interior Designers (CSID), Graphic Design Association of the Republic of China (GDA), Taiwan Graphic Design Association (TGDA), Taiwan Poster Design Association (TPDA), Kaohsiung Creators Association (KCA), and Taiwan Design Center (TDC). The establishment of TDA will help pool the resources of Taiwan design associations and organisations, and oversee Taiwan’s cultural and design policies as a force in the private sector.

Partners of the International Design Alliance

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