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VDAS at Prestigious Design Conference in Budapest

Updated: May 22

Mrs. Tran Ngoc Danh, Vice President of VDAS, has been awarded a full scholarship and selected to represent Vietnam at the prestigious international education and design development conference, P/REFERENCES OF DESIGN organized by the Cumulus Association at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) from May 14 to 18, 2024, in beautiful Budapest, Hungary. This participation marks Vietnam's debut at this esteemed design education gathering, featuring over 600 professors and PhDs from design universities worldwide.

Recognition by Cumulus PLUS Grant

Mrs. Tran Ngoc Danh’s participation was made possible by the Cumulus PLUS Grant, awarded by the Cumulus Association, a leading global association for art and design education and research. This grant facilitated her attendance at the conference, which showcased the latest advancements in design education and practice.

Event Highlights

The conference, themed P/REFERENCES OF DESIGN, was a deep dive into contemporary design education. It featured a series of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and cultural events, each aimed at promoting knowledge exchange and professional growth. Participants engaged in discussions on a variety of topics, including sustainable design practices and the role of technology in shaping the future of design education.

Diverse Perspectives and Networking

The event brought together design professors, researchers, and industry experts from around the world, fostering a rich exchange of insights and experiences. This diversity highlighted the importance of cross-cultural dialogue in design education.

Seminars and Workshops

Seminars covered a wide range of topics, from theoretical foundations to practical case studies of successful design projects. Workshops provided hands-on experiences, encouraging creativity and collaboration. A notable workshop focused on integrating traditional craft techniques with modern design practices, aligning with VDAS's interest in preserving and revitalizing Vietnamese craft traditions.

Exhibitions and Cultural Events

Exhibitions showcased innovative works from both students and professionals, providing a platform for emerging designers to present their work to an international audience. Cultural events included visits to local museums and landmarks, offering a deeper understanding of Hungarian culture and its impact on design.

Future Collaborations

This remarkable opportunity underscores VDAS's commitment to global collaboration and knowledge sharing. The insights and connections gained from this conference will significantly contribute to the development of Vietnam’s design sector. VDAS aims to host an international educational event in Vietnam, similar to CUMULUS BUDAPEST 2024, fostering global connections and promoting idea exchange within the Vietnamese design community.

We look forward to leveraging this experience to bring valuable knowledge and international collaborations to the Vietnamese design community.

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