Universidad Autуnoma Metropolitana

The Metropolitan Autonomous University (Spanish: Universidad Autуnoma Metropolitana) also known as UAM, is a Mexican public university, founded in 1974, with the support of then-President Luis Echeverria Alvarez. The institution aims to be closely linked to the social and human environment, conserving at the forefront, with constant reinvention of research and higher education.[1]
As an autonomous university is a public agency of the State (Article 3 of the Organic Law of the UAM), based on the principles of academic freedom and research, and inspired by all the currents of thought.[2]
The institution is one of the top greater academic universities in Mexico. In 2015, the third best university in public office and fourth including private;[3][4] is the second in Mexico in having a larger number of research professors with doctoral full-time, according to the Comparative Study of Mexican Universities (Estudio Comparativo de Universidades Mexicanas); having the second largest number of built in National and Research System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) the second in having researchers at Level 3 of the same researchers. One of the leading universities in Mexico to submit the highest number of research. And the second institution to have publications in refereed journals, such as the Institute for Scientific Information, Latindex and journals included in the Index of Mexican Journals of Scientific and Technological Research of the National Council of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologнa) and the second to have magazines within the Conacyt, it is also among the top four with the largest number of patents granted in Mexico.[5]
It has five academic units located in Mexico City and Greater Mexico City: Azcapotzalco, in north, Iztapalapa, in east, Cuajimalpa, in west, Xochimilco, in south, and Lerma in State of Mexico.

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The International Institute for Information Design (IIID)

was founded to develop research and practice in optimizing information and information systems for knowledge transfer in everyday life, business, education and science.
The main concern of the International Institute for Information Design (IIID) is to contribute to a better understanding within the human community with respect to cultural and economic issues by means of improved visual and other forms of communication. Special attention is paid to the potential of graphic information design to overcome both social and language barriers.

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Laboratorio para la Ciudad

The Laboratorio, as its name suggests, is an experimental program to foster civic innovation and urban creativity which can heal the social divisions in her city. Civic innovation is about reimagining platforms where government and civil society can collaborate differently. Urban creativity is about how we invent spaces for ingenuity beyond the usual places like museums and art schools. The Laboratorio is a platform for continuously reinventing the city, because there is no way that we can escape our paradoxical diversity, for better or for worse.

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Mexico City World Design Capital 2018

WDC CDMX 2018 focuses in the experience of inhabiting or transforming the city using expositions and cultural events. The objective of the program is to promote design and creative production as catalysts of social change. The agenda centres in six main topics related to the most important urban challenges of our era.

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The association was founded as early as 1927 als Bund ÷sterreichischer Gebrauchsgraphiker (B÷G). Outstanding artistsí personalities, such as the illustrator Alfred Kubin, the typographer Rudolf von Larisch, and Joseph Binder, a pioneer of modern Austrian graphic design, numbered among its members.

In 1992 the association opened up to embrace also other fields of design, apart from graphics. This was due to an increasingly interdisciplinary professional approach and because of the fact that individual creative processes are at the basis of all design activity. Today, Design Austria has some 1,300 members from all design disciplines, most of whom work as freelance designers.

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FH Joanneum Graz
Institute of Design & Communication

FH Joanneum is the second largest university of applied sciences in Austria. It has about 4,200 students and about 651 employees.[1] The main campus is located in Graz, while there are two other locations in Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg. All three are situated in the province of Styria, Austria.

At the Institute of Design & Communication we train designers with the ability to think critically. They learn to consider the economic, social, cultural and technological backgrounds in order to design effectively for society. Design expertise and skills, user-centred methods and field research are all important components of our degree programmes.

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Creative Industries Styria

Founded in 2007 as a network society of the Province of Styria, Creative Industries Styria consider themselves as bridge builders and a network authority between the creative industries and the traditional economy that aims at improving and extending the efficiency and performance in the market for both sides.
Creative Industries Styria have profound knowledge of the Styrian creative scene and best contacts to the traditional economy. Thus, they can precisely identify and define the need for and the regional availability of creative services.

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Supported by
the Arts and Culture Division
of the Federal Chancellery of Austria