Prof. Alpay Er, PhD FDRS
Chairperson, Istanbul Tech. University (ITU)

Serving as the collective voice of design, the International Design Alliance (IDA) is an important initiative between the international organisations representing design (ICSID, ICOGRADA and IFI). Bringing different design disciplines together to work for a world that is balanced, inclusive and sustainable, the IDA Congress is not just a congress but the primary platform among designers from different fields, non-designers, design-related stakeholders, and participants from all over the world.

As the host for the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei, we strongly believe that Taiwan Design Center and its partners will offer a great organisation for the participants to communicate, work and create ideas together in Taipei: a spectacular location in Asia to meet with its multi-cultural features and various sub-cultures.


Prof. Alpay Er,PhD FDRS
Chairperson, Dept. of Industrial Product Design
Istanbul Tech. University (ITU), Istanbul, Turkiye