Main theme: Territory_design
The bid_est, Students’ Exhibition, is inviting Ibero-American professional design teachers and their centers to the collective Latino-American, Spanish and Portuguese design exhibition, which will include the best works made by their students, around this year’s main theme, “Territory_Design” and its 5 thematic areas:
- Design for social development
- Design for a sustainable future
- Design for the way of life
- Design for economic growth
- Design for a complex world
The Students’ Exhibition (bid_est) is an important event in the area of design, regarding the promotion and dialogue between students, professors, professionals, and design education institutions, and also between institutions and companies.
Bid_est is a meeting which reflects the way educational institutions interact with new changes in the academic world, such as the paradigm shift in the teacher-student relationship, in which the concept of autonomous and collaborative learning tends to become essential.
Bid_est is a place for reflection, analysis and debate between teaching and design developed in diverse training centers. It will present the current panorama of Ibero-American design, with particular emphasis on the students’ immense potential and on the interesting development context of Ibero-American design.
The Students’ Exhibition seeks to promote among training centers the idea of design practice as closely related to the notions of progress and improvement of living conditions, by working on social innovation themes with an inclusive approach.
It is a place where teaching and design developed in diverse training centers will present the current panorama of Ibero-American design, with particular emphasis on the students’ immense potential and on the interesting development context of Ibero-American design: research and innovation projects — completed works or prototypes — which enable new and distinct levels of professional skills related to the production system of their respective country.
The exhibition acts as a physical place of synergy and creative benefit, as a place for the expression of young talents and as a forum which compares modes of operation and their results.
A jury composed of renowned professionals, academicians and companies in the area of design will consider the submitted works and will give the prizes for each category. As they are authorized to do so, they will proceed to a rigorous evaluation— through an online gallery — of the works submitted, as per the rules.
Learn about the members of the previous BID Meeting jury here.
The 23 participating countries
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Date of the Students’ Exhibition: from October 23rd, 2017
Place: Central de Diseño, Matadero Madrid
THE MAIN THEME OF THE 2017 EDITION IS “TERRITORY_DESIGN”
Territory: demarcated land — which must be administered — inhabited land which is defended and considered as a property — area of governance
Design is increasingly becoming a cross-cutting activity.
Having overcome its initial role as an applied art and its image of the younger sister of project disciplines, design now participates in all productive activities and in all industrial areas, and has become an economic vector as well as a social and cultural one. Its practice crosses more and more territories and now connects more professional activities.
At the same time, the teaching of design, in order to respond to a global and complex society that demands increasingly qualified professionals, opens and expands itself by including more conceptual disciplines and by developing new complementary knowledge.
Here you can find the requirements and the presentation format of the students’ works, the prizes and awards, the deadline and other information.