Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.


Call for Entries: Vibram Rubber Skin Attitude

Vibram is relying on the international design community to explore new applications, products and shapes for their exclusive Luxury Rubber material, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the renowned Carrarmato design. The winner will take home a hefty cash prize and have the opportunity to attend a workshop in the Vibram Technological Center in China.

Online competition open through May 16, 2017.


IDeal: Hacking Healthy Soil

The City of Chicago doesn't have a public facility to treat and manage organic waste, therefore, any organic material that isn't used is transferred to landfills. Hacking Healthy Soil participants will join teams to design tangible solutions to this issue. Each team will use design methodologies to tackle a specific task with the goal of creating meaningful outcomes based on sustainable principles.

Chicago, IL. March 7, 2017 at 8:30 AM.


Design Shanghai

Design Shanghai is the leading design event in Asia, and it has set a precedent in China's ever-growing design community. The festival provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia's top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

Shanghai, China. March 8 through 11, 2017.


IXDS Amusement Park of Connectedness

During Munich Creative Business Week, join IXDS for a party to remember at their Munich studio. Marvel at the good, the bad, and the ugly of our connected world, as IXDX transforms their studio into an interactive theme park. Enjoy interactive carnival games with a twist and enlightening talks from design leaders.

Munich, Germany. March 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM.


The World of Charles and Ray Eames

From personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork, to their products, models, multi-media installations and furniture, The World of Charles and Ray Eames includes not only the designs for which the design couple is best known, but provides insight into the lives of the Eameses, the Eames Office and the breadth of their pioneering work. 

Genk, Belgium. On view through May 28, 2017.


Image via The Next Web.

UX Design Course for Startups, Developers and Designers

A short, practical and affordable weekend course on user experience design lead by professional designers that covers an entire design process: from how to do user research, information architecture and experience maps to user testing, accessibility practices and working with developers.

London, UK. March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.

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