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.