New executive board at the international umbrella organisation of design ICSID
At the Era 05 Design Congress in Copenhagen, which focused on issues concerning the future of design, the near future of the international umbrella organisation of design ICSID was also decided upon: Delegates from all over the world gathered in the Danish capital on 29 and 30 September, 2005, to elect the new executive board of the design organisation. The new President of the organisation and successor to the Canadian Luigi Ferrara is Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the President of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. The other members of the new executive board are Carlos Hinrichsen (Chile) as President-Elect, Mark Breitenberg (USA), Tony Chang (Taiwan), Robin Edman (Sweden), Shim Jae-jin (Korea), Lorraine Justice (China), Giuliano Molineri (Italia), Darlie O Koshy (India), Judit Várhelyi (Hungary) and Adrienne Viljoen (South Africa).
“ICSID has seen major changes over the last two years,” said Zec in his inaugural address. “The executive board and me, together we now face the task of further developing the ICSID into a true and internationally recognised non-governmental organisation. This, first and foremost, requires that in the future we better communicate the activities of the organisation and to make them more transparent.” The Professor of Business Communication also intends to further back up the close and project-oriented co-operation with other design associations such as the umbrella association for graphic designers, Icograda.
Zec is highly pleased with the composition of the new executive board: “Comprised of people from eleven countries and four continents, we may well say that we reasonably represent the world of design. Together we will lead the ICSID into the future.”
ICSID is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with the mission to promote design activities and to further the profession of design. The organisation has 165 Member Societies (professional associations, promotional societies, educational institutions, government bodies, corporations and institutions) in 53 countries, representing a total of approximately 150.00 designers worldwide.