Design connects — across national and functional borders
bayern design plays an active role in the following associations:
• World Design Weeks
World Design Weeks is a network of more than 40 design weeks and festivals around the world. The purpose of the association is to connect the creative festivals which are hosted by growing cities and their partners, including academies and companies in the design sector. The goals are to promote cooperation in the field of design, support product development, and tap the potential of design as a creative economy.
• Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA)
BEDA’s vision is to have design recognized as a driver of sustainable growth and wealth in Europe. BEDA has 54 members in 28 European countries. Members include design centers, publicly funded organizations, and specialist associations that promote design at the national or regional level. These trade associations represent designers in all design fields including industrial, interior, digital, and branding.
• Deutscher Designtag e.V. (DT)
Deutscher Designtag e.V. is the umbrella organization of the specialist and trade associations and of design institutions in Germany. As a central interface for design, politics, and the corporate sector, DT promotes an understanding of design, embodying the value that design brings to the progress of society, the economy, and culture. DT participates in the design section of the German Cultural Council to contribute to the discourse with the federal government on questions that have societal, economic, and political relevance to Germany and its partners.
• Universal Design Forum e.V.
Universal Design Forum e.V. sees itself as a moderator at the interface of the corporate sector, science, and society. In addition to universal design scenarios for private homes in condensed habitats, the association currently is focused on supporting demographic projects in a communal context and on promoting universal design at universities. Universal Design Forum e.V. is the co-founder of Institut für Universal Design in Munich.