ESDI is a college of higher education in design, linked to the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Founded in 1963, it is the oldest design college in Brazil and in South America. ESDI seeks to provide education in design in its broadest sense, equipping students with a solid foundation in the field and preparing them to pursue in depth their individual areas of interest.

    The undergraduate course consists of a five-year programme of full-time study, leading to a diploma in design (equivalent to a U.S. or British B.A.) and covering both product design and graphic design. Since 2005 ESDI offers a Masters program in design.

    ESDI is located in an extremely central section of Rio de Janeiro, at the edge of the historic Lapa district. Its compact but pleasant campus consists of a set of buildings housing classrooms; modeling, metal, wood and printing workshops; photographic and computer laboratories; a library; and facilities for research.

  • IED

    IED Istituto Europeo di Design
    IED is the International Higher Educational Network in Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management of creative industries. It offers undergraduate courses, advanced courses and Masters.
  • Centro Carioca de Design

    Centro Carioca de Design (CCD) integrates the idea to boost the Historical and Cultural Heritage of Rio de Janeiro with initiatives related to the creative economy, stimulating urban thought through design. The centre is a space for discussions, exhibitions and analysis of design in Rio, featuring exhibition galleries and integrated multipurpose rooms for conferences, meetings, workshops and other activities. Centro Carioca de Design also houses Studio-X Rio – laboratory of thought development around the city, a partnership of the local City Hall with the University of Columbia, of New York. The CCD is located in the house where the opera singer Bidu Sayão was born and lived until the age of five. Restored in 2008, the property became a head office for CCD and the inauguration, in March 2010, was part of the process of revitalization of the Tiradentes Square.

  • Domo+

    Domo+ is the first and only Polish television channel dedicated to home and garden. According to the principle that the environment is important, it presents ideas for spectacular metamorphosis, proven solutions and innovations related to building, interior design and gardening. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day. The schedule is filled with entertainment and reality programmes, how-to series, documentaries and films around themes, such as decoration, gardening, design and architecture. DOMO+ presents authored programmes: “Houses of the stars”, “Home staging – flats for sale”, “Luxury for sale – the most expensive apartments in Poland” and also well-known foreign productions: “Candice tells all”, “Escape to the country” or “Grand Designs”. The channel broadcasts as well the ” HOME EXPRESS “, Poland’s only news program dedicated to design and gardening. Technical reach of the station is nearly 3.4 million households. Domo+ exists since 2008. More information: www.domoplus.pl and www.facebook.com/DOMOplus.

  • Warsaw – creative Capital

    Warsaw is a biggest labour market in Poland, absorbent for best specialists in the country and abroad. Therefore naturally, during last few years, it became the focus place for creative industries sector. One may find here SMEs as well as large companies who run their business locally and globally with a great success. Warsaw, compared to other Polish cities, has the highest percentage creative sector companies of the total registered companies.

    On the other hand growing position of Warsaw as a creative valley is unmistakably related with wide range of educational centres, like faculties of Media and Scenography at Academy of Fine Arts,  The International School of Costume and Fashion Design, or faculties of New Media Arts and Interior Design at Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, just to mention few.

    Education, abroad connections and potential of entrepreneurs in Warsaw are the main factors of development of such branches as: fashion and design, television and film production, performance arts, architecture and interior design.

    Creative sector by it’s openness and capacity to absorb innovative solutions changes Warsaw’s landscape, and brings inhabitants towards better and more comfortable life. It’s worth to mention that City of Warsaw is heading towards better organization of public space and development of international relations. Warsaw is open for new initiatives, it has a space and potential which is developed by new growing institutions like Copernicus Centre or Museum of Modern Art, but also NGO or private companies.



  • Trade and Investment Promotion Section in São Paulo

    Trade and Investment Promotion Sections of Polish Embassies and Consulates were created to help Polish businesses to internationalise, particularly SMEs. Our mission is not only to help Polish companies but, also, to assist foreign businesses looking to buy goods and services in Poland or locate their activity in our country. Our offices around the world are equally sensitive to the needs and requests of Polish as well as foreign businesses.

  • Consulate General of Poland in Curitiba

    Av. Agostinho Leão Júnior 234
    Bairro Alto da Gloria
    CEP: 80.030-110
    Curitiba – PR
    Tel.: (00 55 41) 3019 4662
    Fax: (00 55 41) 3019 7909
    e-mail: curitiba@msz.gov.pl

  • British Council

    The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations.

    The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.

    We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

  • Zamek Cieszyn

    The development of innovative enterprises by exploiting the potential of design – this is the goal that’s driven us for over nine years. At Zamek Cieszyn we’re convinced that design is an effective tool for increasing the competitiveness of businesses, institutions, towns, cities and regions.
    The design workshops to which we invite experienced design experts from the whole of Europe and the United States enjoy international acclaim. We encourage local businesses to take part in meetings of the Enterprise Club, and members of local government and the media, designers and entrepreneurs from the whole of Poland to take advantage of our practical courses, consultations and the location itself, which is an attractive tourist destination.
    We present modern design and architecture during exhibitions not seen anywhere else in Poland, and you can also see traditional craft appearing in remarkable new roles. Another of our assets is the attractive location right on the Poland-Czech border and close proximity to the most beautiful architectural treasures of Cieszyn Silesia: the 11th-century Romanesque Rotunda of St. Nicholas; the 12th-century Keep; and the 14th-century Piast Tower, the highest viewing point in Cieszyn.
    At the Zamek we believe that design solves problems and designers can offer suggestions about transforming our closest surroundings in order to make our lives better. The Zamek is a great promoter of the idea of Design for All, which involves keeping physical, social and cultural differences in mind. Since 2010 we have been the home of the Professor Michał Oźmin Institute of Design for All and we are the custodians of the EIDD Design for All archive. We support any ideas which can improve the quality of public space and services.

  • Secretaria de Estado de Cultura do Distrito Federal

    As competências da Secretaria:

    • Criar, manter, preservar, estimular e apoiar direta e/ou indiretamente bibliotecas, centros de ação cultural, museus, arquivos, teatros, salas de espetáculos, orquestras, coros, cinemas e outros afins relacionados à área de cultura;
    • Formular e executar a política cultural do Distrito Federal;
    • Propiciar meios de acesso à cultura, através da manutenção dos bens, espaços e instituições culturais do Distrito Federal;
    • Incentivar a produção cultural do Distrito Federal, por meio do Fundo da Arte e da Cultura (FAC);
    • Incentivar os programas de valorização e profissionalização dos artistas e técnicos do Distrito Federal;
    • Promover e incentivar festivais, seminários, temporadas e programas de intercâmbio cultural, artístico e científico;
    • Promover, apoiar e patrocinar eventos de cunho artístico e cultural da cidade e Região Integrada de Desenvolvimento do Entorno;
    • Programar, coordenar, organizar, executar e fiscalizar anualmente o Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro, direta ou indiretamente;
    • Adquirir, arrendar, manter ou administrar teatros, cinemas, galerias, museus, bibliotecas, orquestras, salas de espetáculos e outros espaços de apresentações culturais.