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INTERIOR DESIGN ADVOCACY GOES GLOBAL/
THE TERM GLOBALIZATION, which has become ubiquitous in
public discourse over the last several decades, is described by the
International Monetary Fund as having four basic characteristics:
trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge.
In effect, there is no question that the world is becoming more open
as the information age has created unprecendented access to technology, information and ideas.
Signiﬁcantly, the rapid advancement of globalization presents myriad new opportunities for interior design professionals. Like so many
other industries embracing technology and globalization, designers
can now share their ideas and collaborate across continents with little
more than a laptop computer. It is now possible for designers to work
in countries and cultures that were previously unthinkable.
But this also places greater importance on the way the design profession is presented on the world stage. We must work to promote the beneﬁts of design and to support the
key elements of the profession — education, skill and ability — that we have worked to develop for many
years in a positive, meaningful way.
Design education ﬂourishes in the United States and we must continue to highlight our superior design
programs. The interior design profession has worked hard to ensure that the profession’s testing body,
the National Council for Interior Design Qualiﬁcation (NCIDQ) supports a world-class examination
that effectively demonstrates skill and ability. We must continue to promote its use both domestically
In effect, it is our responsibility to ensure that these fundamentals of the design profession are integrated into the global design dialogue. ASID is working to make that happen through our support of the
International Code Council’s effort for universal acceptance of its standards, our efforts to reach out to
design associations around the world and our partnership with the International Federation of Interior
Architects/Designers (IFI) to promote World Interiors Day. . These are just a few examples of the work
the Society is doing to advocate for the design profession globally, but we also need your help.
WORLD INTERIORS DAY
World Interiors Day, held during the last weekend in May (this year on Saturday, May 25), is an annual
worldwide event initiated by IFI to bring interior design to the attention of the public. The program’s
goals are to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding about the profession, and to encourage cooperation and collaboration between professionals with a focus on the range of work of interior
designers and their contributions to society. ASID is working to gain recognition in the United States
for World Interior Day and we urge you to join us by supporting the adoption of declarations across the
country. Your local support is a ﬁrst step in making World Interiors Day a truly global event. i
To ﬁnd out more about how you can help promote this global even in your community, email ASID at email@example.com or IFI
CONTACT THE ASID GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS TEAM
ASID has a full-time staff of experienced professionals working to protect interior designers’ rights in the government
and public affairs arena. If you have any questions or would like to become involved in interior design legislative
efforts, please contact the ASID Government and Public Affairs team at (202) 546-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Davis, vice president email@example.com
Tom Kaczmarek, government affairs manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexis de Armas, government affairs specialist email@example.com
Visit us at www.asid.org/legislation.
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