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IFI Announces World Interiors Day Theme: "Interiors Intelligence"

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The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and our global community
will celebrate World Interiors Day 2016 on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

World Interiors Day is an annual event spearheaded by IFI and designed
to spotlight
Interior Architecture/Design. The event actively
engages professionals, national organizations, design enthusiasts and the general public to explore creativity, imagination, vision and passion
in relation to the role of Interiors
in society, culture and our future
built environments.

With the rapid evolution
and general public awareness of design, the Interior Architecture/Design discipline requires a stronger
foundation, with a deeper understanding and development of how the built environment affects and shapes
humanity. As the IFI Interiors Declaration states, “In the spaces that are important to us, we experience not only a sense of place, but a sense of who we are, and of what we can be. Thoughtfully designed
spaces help us learn, reflect, imagine,
discover and create.”

While the degree of challenges faced by countries and populations across the global community may differ, the aspirations are invariably the same. This year’s theme “Interiors Intelligence” taps into the comprehensive knowledge needed to continue
to bridge gaps in the Interiors profession and to foster a greater appreciation for, and connection between, the built environment and its occupants. It will engender and promote
well-being and facilitate human advancement.

The month of May plays host to events
highlighting the merits
of the Interiors profession and the impact on the quality
of life and the built environment. Events are planned
by individuals and hosted all over the world, linked by a common
theme chosen each year by the IFI membership to reflect
the values of not only IFI but the industry
as a whole.

Past events range from smaller round table discussions to larger city-wide events varying in type, size, and location.
Individuals may work together
with local and/or national organizations to link small scale activities together to form a city-wide, province-wide, state-wide or country-wide event.

Types of activities can include:

Work with your Local Government to
proclaim the last Saturday in May as World Interiors
Day. At the same time, have your city adopt the IFI Interiors Declaration to honor this important day. With the issuance of these proclamations, it is also an opportunity to showcase
the progressive approach to design and economic development that your city government takes
through the concurrent adoption/proclamation of the IFI Interiors Declaration.

Open door programs allow Interior Architects/Designers to showcase
interiors usually
not open to the public. Walking
tours can be created
by combining several
of these open door programs.

Open   your 
 practice   and   invite   the 
 public 
 into 
 a 
 professional   space 
 to 
 see 
 how 
 Interior Architects/Designers work and the environments in which they design.

Free student practice day provides students the opportunity to work in design studios for a day and learn the practice
of interior design.

Exhibitions and art events in cooperation with local museums and institutions to curate and relate to this year’s theme or interior design
in general.

Lectures,  talks,
 discussions
 by  interior  architects/designers  at  schools,
 public
 libraries
 or
 other institutions will focus on the importance of our living environment.

Kid’s activities for the next generation! Work with educators
to engage children in a range of creative, practical or fun experiences that raise their awareness of people and the spaces that surround
them.

IFI is interested to know how you are celebrating this important day around
the world! Please send us your topics, events, posters,
and especially pictures
to secretary@ifiworld.org.