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Ph.D. Urban living outside the compact city Peri-urbanity as a socio-spatial phenomenon

Ph.D. Mapping Critical Futures

Ph.D. Human-Centred Interaction Design for Maritime Decarbonization

Ph.D. Enhancing Aesthetic Consciousness in Industrial Design Education

Ph.D. Design and Aesthetics for Service

YOUNG ONES 2024 Student Awards – Call for Entries


Young Ones is The One Club for Creativity’s competition for students and recent graduates across creative disciplines. Young Ones is home to four unique competitions — Young Ones ADC, One Show, Portfolio, and TDC.

For countless creatives worldwide, winning a One Show Pencil or ADC Cube is a dream come true. But dreams have to start somewhere, and for that, we have the Young Ones Student Awards. This global creative competition challenges students in creative studies to put their best foot forward in hopes of winning one of the first honors of their burgeoning careers.

March 1 | $55 Entry Fee

March 13 | $65 Entry Fee

WANT TO SAVE 10% ON YOUR ENTRIES? Student and Faculty members of The One Club for Creativity and TDC save 10% on all entries during the Early Entry and Regular Entry Deadlines. Friends of Cumulus can save $5 off their first entry during the Early and Regular Entry Periods when they use code: YOUNGONES_CUMULUS.

PLUS, REGIONAL DISCOUNTS! To make Young Ones more accessible for international entrants, automatic discounts will be applied to entries from specific countries and regions to account for an unfair disadvantage from the value of their local currency in comparison to the US Dollar.

For more information, visit youngones.org!

Call for the PhD Programme in Eco-Social Innovation by Design

Design and Creative Arts PhD Studentships

New PHD in Service Design for Public Sector just started at Sapienza

Along with the opening day of the Academic Year 2023-2024, the new PhD program in Service Design for Public Sector welcomed the first students starting this adventure!

The PhD in Service Design for Public Sector is a Program including seven academic partners (Sapienza University of Rome, Politecnico of Milano, IUAV University of Venice, University of Bologna Alma Mater, Isia Rome, and Isia Florence), as well as international professors (University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins, UK; University of Lapland, Finland; Aalborg University, Denmark).

Please see more at: https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/SERVICE-DESIGN-FOR-PUBLIC-SECTOR_nD3972_EN.aspx

2023 Humeng Cup Chinese – International University Color Design Competition

The China Fashion & Color Association has decided to hold the 2023 “Humeng Cup” Chinese -International University Color Design Competition from November 2023 to January 2024, calling for excellent entries from university students of design-related majors from domestic and international.

Competition Theme: “In the Name of Color”

Color, being a fundamental element reflecting the objective world and constructing human lifestyles, is also a prominent symbol of regional culture and the spirit of the times. As the primary element of vision, color is not only crucial for showcasing visual aesthetics and expressing emotions but also serves as a powerful tool for enhancing design creativity and even improving economic benefits. The theme “In the Name of Color” for this competition aims to lead participants from domestic and international universities to explore the endless charm and innovative possibilities of color, ignite passion for color creation, highlight individual design talent, and provide a broad platform for excellent works with features of forward-looking, clear function, distinctive visual image display, well-made, and market-promising.

Submission Period: November 30, 2023, to January 31, 2024. Entries and materials can be submitted by institutions or independent participants.

Read the full call for entries PDF Call for entries! Notification on the 2023 Chinese -International University Color Design Competition.

The 2nd Global Sportswear Design Award

In June 2021, Tsinghua University and Anta Group, a Chinese sportswear company, jointly established the Tsinghua University-Anta Group Sports Fashion Joint Research Center, which is operated by the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. The center aims to discover and train creative talents and provide a platform for young designers around the world to realize their creative dreams. Now, the center is launching the “The 2nd Global Sportswear Design Award”(GSDA), which is rooted in the field of professional sports fashion, focusing on future life dreams. The submission is between October 2023 and March 2024.

The GSDA this year focuses on 3 themes. Each entry can only be submitted to one theme.
(1)Digital Intelligent Future: In this dimension, digital and intelligent technologies are applied to improve or enhance the design and functionality of sportswear. It involves incorporating cutting-edge techniques like parametric design, AI intelligent generation, big data, and simulation into ground-breaking applications of sportswear.
(2)Environmental Protection: The main focus lies in the eco-friendliness and sustainability of sportswear, and the ability to implement ESG and carbon neutrality practices while prioritizing the use of renewable or biodegradable materials in our designs.
(3)Trend Fashion: The emphasis on the seamless fusion of contemporary fashion elements with sportswear, and the ability to craft trendy sportswear that incorporates and showcases the latest fashion trends.

Competition Schedule
1. Registration and submission: October 1, 2023 to March 20, 2024 (Beijing time)
2. Preliminary comments by experts: March 21, 2024 to April 20, 2024
3. Announcement of winning works: April 21, 2024 to April 27, 2024
4. Award Ceremony: April 28, 2024 to May 30, 2024
5. Mentor guidance, and sample production: May 31, 2024 to September 2024
6. Work Release: September 2024
* Note: Any changes to the competition schedule will be announced on the official website. Please pay close attention to the above information channels.

Prize Settings
– Gold Award (2 winners): a total of 1 million yuan will be awarded. A Gold Award will be selected for each category of footwear and apparel, each winner will receive 500,000 yuan
– Silver Award (2 winners): a total of 300,000 yuan will be awarded. A Silver Award will be selected for each category of footwear and apparel, each winner will receive 150,000 yuan
– Bronze Award (6 winners): a total of 360,000 yuan will be awarded. Three Bronze Awards will be selected for each category of footwear and apparel, each winner will receive 60,000 yuan
– Finalist Award (20 winners): a total of 200,000 yuan will be awarded. Ten Finalist Awards will be selected for each category of footwear and apparel, each winner will receive 10,000 yuan
– Future Star Award (6 winners): a total of 180,000 yuan will be awarded. Three Finalist Awards will be selected for each category of footwear and apparel, each winner will receive 30,000 yuan
– Innovative Application of New Materials Award (4 winners): a total of 200,000 yuan will be awarded. One winner of the Best Technologically Innovative Material Application Award and one winner of the Best Sustainable Material Design Application Award in each of the footwear and apparel groups, each winner will receive 50,000yuan

Contact Information
Committee of Global Sportswear Design Award
Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 17.30 pm (Beijing time)
E-mail: [email protected]
Official Website: https://design.anta.com

TISDC 2023 – Cumulus Special Award goes to Chi-Lun Hsu!

Cumulus is proud to continue its partnership with the TISDC 2023 Taiwan International Student Design Competition.

This year the Cumulus 2023 Special Award was admitted to Chi-Lun Hsu (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, China) for the project titled Eureka. Congratulations!

Prof. Teresa Franqueira, Cumulus Executive Board member, presented the award in Taipei on behalf of Cumulus.

Learn more about the competition and the winning project here.

HKDI Master Lecture Series “Nuovo Design Italiano”

EDUFI Fellowship for doctoral students from Ukraine

Register for the UX Design Awards 2024

Call for participation EuroFabrique Design Camp

EuroFabrique Design Camp

EuroFabrique is a project initiated by RMNGrand Palais, the École des Arts Décoratifs, and ANdÉA – the national association of art and design schools – as part of the French Presidency of the European Union Council. In February 2022, over four days, the Grand Palais Ephémère hosted 400 students from 35 European higher art schools for a week of collaborative workshops on the future of Europe, with the aim of exploring and creating forms that represent the continent they inhabit and to produce new creative narratives. A second prototype will be tested in a more condensed format in Cluj, Romania, in December 2023 and BOZAR in Brussels may be hosting Eurofabrique in May 2024, while Belgium holds the EU presidency.

From 5 to 9 February 2024, le Signe, centre national du graphisme will host this second camp, a laboratory of workshops, masterclasses, lectures, and meetings combining theoretical approaches (fostered by guest speakers from the fields of philosophy, semiology, art direction) and design experimentation so as to lay the substratum for the visual identity of the continuing and evolving EuroFabrique. This week of in-person work will be followed by a month of remote work with weekly meetings facilitated by a graphic design studio.

Deadline for submitting applications:
7 November 2023

Read the whole call and application guidelines here PDF CP_call-eurofabriccamp-Lesigne.


Beyond Imagination – Call for the Green Concept Award 2024

The Green Concept Award, in cooperation with the IKEA Stiftung, honours students and
young designers in particular for visionary concepts, supports them with the Green Cells program, shows them at exhibitions and supports them in their further development. Beyond Imagination is the guiding principle here and the special project is the development of a sustainable and affordable capsule collection. Learn more here.

The awards are presented in the categories Architecture, Beauty & Personal Care, Building Components, New Materials, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Freestyle, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, Packaging, Sport and Workspace for the best product of a company, a start-up and the best concept.

Learn also about the Green Product Award 2024 – a call for companies and start-ups for their sustainability, design and impact.

Deadline for applications is 7 November 2023.
Competition website here.

“Designers in Residence” invites young international designers to Pforzheim

“Designers in Residence” is an international design scholarship of the city of Pforzheim in cooperation with Pforzheim University and the Design-Center Baden Württemberg, granted to young design artists from the fields of jewelry, fashion, accessory, industrial and graphic and other areas of design. Three designers are invited to work on their projects from April 1 to June 30 2024 at EMMA Creative Center, the central platform for creative people in Pforzheim. The town of Pforzheim is characterized by an active creative scene which is focused on the area of design. The faculty of design at the Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences has established Pforzheim as a university town with an international reputation. “Designers in Residence” scholarship program counts with the generous support of Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw, C. Hafner, Rotary Club Pforzheim-Schlossberg and yellow design.

What does the scholarship include?

The scholarship is fully funded and includes use of fully equipped workshop workplaces and co-working spaces in the EMMA Creative Center and free accommodation for the period from April 1 to June 30, 2024. In addition, each scholarship holder will receive a monthly support of 1,000 euros together with travel costs. A special allowance will be made available for material costs. The results of the scholarship will be presented in an exhibition at the EMMA Creative Center.


Louise Bennetts, Fashion designer, researcher, lecturer MA Fashion Royal College of Art, London Romin Heide, Product designer, Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V., Berlin Jiro Kamata, Jewellery artist, Munich.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2023, 23:59 CET. The application can be submitted only online.

Learn more here https://www.emma-pf.de/en/designers-in-residence/scholarship/.

Call for Proposals: Water Matters – Open Electives 2023

From 11th to 22nd December 2023 of NID, Ahmedabad

The Annual Open Electives organised by National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India (with campuses in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, & Bengaluru) will held this year from the11th to 22nd December 2023 on-campus / offline mode for the second-year Bachelors students and first-year Masters students of NID at its Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, and Bengaluru campuses.

Titled ‘Water Matters’, this year’s Open Electives 2023 is an invitation to explore creative responses on the theme of water and its interpretations from practitioners across various domains. The elective is envisaged as a trans-disciplinary space where varied vantage points, knowledge systems, expertise, curiosities and practices converge towards a holistic deliberation on water. The proposals may consider various trajectories spanning aspects of Water in Time & Space, Water crisis and catastrophe, Water cultures and communities, Water ecosystems, Water politics and borders, Water as sensory experience, Water as memory and much more.

More details regarding these Open Electives 2023 are mentioned in the attached poster. Proposals may be submitted latest by September 09, 2023 and interested faculty members may visit http://openelective.nid.edu/ for detailed information. For further assistance, the Open Elective Team can be contacted on [email protected].