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Outline of Major Projects

Highlights of projects hosted or co-hosted by IdcN, including exhibitions, forums, workshops and seminars.
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Nagoya, UNESCO City of Design Promotion Project

In October 2008, the City of Nagoya gained membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (in the category of Design). As a Creative Design City, Nagoya is performing various projects to foster human resources with rich creativity and to realize a sustainable society. International Design Center NAGOYA has been proactive in developing this project.

*UNESCO Creative Cities Network
The Creative Cities Network is certified by UNESCO, an organization emphasizing the conservation of cultural diversity. This program promotes international partnerships and reciprocal exchanges among cities throughout the world that seek invigoration through the development and strengthening of creative and cultural industries. The program consists of seven fields, including craftwork and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, music and media arts.

*Nagoya, UNESCO City of Design Organizing Committee
Constituent organizations: City of Nagoya, Council of Chubu Design Organizations, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Agency, Nagoya Urban Development Public Corporation, International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.

IdcN Collection Exhibition Series

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The IdcN holds approximately 2,000 Art Deco items, ranging from furniture to electric appliances, tableware, magazines and posters, which were produced in the United States in the 1930s. This design mode, having permeated the country in the dawn of the mass production age, serves as precious material demonstrating the previous century's great shift in society and the industrial structure. Even today these supremely playful objects assert an uncanny freshness. In the IdcN Collection Exhibition Series, we group and display pieces by theme.