HELSINKI, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - World Design Capital (WDC) Helsinki 2012
is one of the world's largest ever expeditions into design. With it's
year-long program that consists of 300 events, projects, and
initiatives Helsinki will examine the ways in which design is embedded
in everyday life. During 2012 Helsinki will offer a unique program
exploring the benefits and value of design, and showcasing the various
ways it can improve all our lives.
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WDC Helsinki 2012 is more than just a series of events or projects. It is about improving
our cities, embedding design in life. The WDC Helsinki 2012 vision
extends the concept of design from goods to services and systems.
A year of events, beginnings and experiences
WDC Helsinki 2012 starts its year with New Year's Eve of Design on the 31st of December 2011. Everyone is invited to Helsinki to celebrate the WDC
year 2012. Other events include WDC Design Gala, Helsinki Design Week and 90 exhibitions covering a wide range of design and also questioning
the boundaries between art and design. One of the main exhibitions is Everyday Discoveries which conveys a broad view of contemporary design and compares current
design standings between countries.
One of the WDC Helsinki 2012 goals is to demonstrate the benefits of design in solving challenges of
urban life. New design intensive processes are started in the fields of
health and wellbeing, services, urban planning, built environment,
green environment, open source information, data visualization and
Just like design itself, WDC Helsinki is everywhere around you. It can
be found at galleries, shops or cafes at Helsinki Design District. The WDC Helsinki 2012 program will also demonstrate how design is
embedded in sauna, silence and nature.
The World Design Capital is an initiative of ICSID, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, which
every second year recognizes one global city for its accomplishments in
utilizing design as a tool to improve social, cultural, and economic
Events are still being added to the 2012 programme. For further
information and listings, visit http://wdchelsinki2012.fi/en - the final programme will consist of 300 events, projects and
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For further information:
Ms. Maarit Kivistö, Senior Communications Officer, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +358-40-766-9957