Projecting Design 2012 - Global Design Bridge
14 - 17 November 2012 Santiago, Chile
Instituto Profesional DuocUC
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Andrés Villela, Director of the School of Design, Duoc UC - email@example.com
Angelo Garay, Director of the Industrial Design Program, Duoc UC - firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Hinrichsen, Director of International Affairs, Duoc UC- email@example.com
Conference manager: Ms. Patricia Ratinoff firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chile defines the term innovation as a way to achieve competitiveness. In 2005, the Chilean government boosted the National Innovation Council to conduct a series of surveys, analysis and recommendations in order to develop a National Innovation Strategy.
This National Innovation Strategy aims to develop dynamic competitive advantages which will give better stability levels for human capital education and technological innovation.
Duoc UC is a key-player and one of the leading institutions of the region, offering a hands-on approach and industry-focused programs of 2 and 4-years long. Founded by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, DuocUC is part of its network. In 2010 Duoc UC obtained a 7 out of 7 year institutional accreditation from the National Commission of Accreditation (CNA), which confirms the soundness of its project and its relevance among the higher education institutions in the country.
The School of Design -located in the San Carlos de Apoquindo Campus – is one of the most important and older Schools of DuocUC. Its goal for the 21st century is to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Chile by training future professionals and technicians who will make up the carious job niches in the design field of tomorrow.
Venue / Facilities:
The Technological Design Center, located in the San Carlos de Apoquindo Campus, is the unit in charge of providing management support to the School of Design. Its role is to improve the educational process and to develop skills, promoting competence-based learning, systematic procedures, corporate partnerships, all this supported by different networks of collaboration.
The San Carlos de Apoquindo campus offers many facilities such as an Auditorium for 200 persons, a hall for exhibitions, a TV Studio with the best technology that can hold 250 persons and a Technology Design Center for experimental development.
The conference is under the patronage of UNESCO
Building a global design bridge to seek new opportunities and challenges in Design. Find out what is happening in the global design community through four windows or gates in order to facilitate the face-to-face interaction among education, promotion, professional and corporate stakeholders.
This intercultural experience will be a great opportunity for emerging economies to learn about the differences and similarities amongst them.
The common concept for the 2012 Conferences to be held in May in Helsinki, Finland and in November in Santiago, Chile, considers 4 topics divided into four axes which will be common for both conferences.
- Innovation issues: challenges and opportunities.
- Sustainability issues, challenges and opportunities.
- Professional practice and market issues: challenges and opportunities.
- Education and overcrowded issues: challenges and opportunities.
These four topics will be addressed in Helsinki from an academic perspective (essays, research, papers, etc.) and in Chile considering the experience and accomplishment in different markets and industries.
We wish to provide for each topic a practical approach based on experience combining practical activities and know-how.
This Conference will be preceded by the Latam Design Summit, on November 14th, 2011.
Latam Design Summit: This event has its focused in Latin American Design Schools, in order to discuss opportunities related to Design Education and to learn about Cummulus members.
Cumulus working groups Sustainability, X-files and Leadership and Strategy will be meeting on Wednesday 14, 2012 at 12.00 - 13.30 at San Carlos Campus of Duoc UC.