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IFI Interiors Declaration Adoption - Greater Impact Worldwide
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Adelaide and IFI Join Forces to Transform the Lives and Spaces of the City

On September 26, the city of Adelaide adopted the IFI Interiors Declaration, joining the 123 progressive cities that have already signed this fundamental agreement. The Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Right Honourable Martin Haese officiated the ceremony, highlighting his city's commitment to improving life-quality and well-being of all citizens by promoting Interiors that facilitate and nurture human activity. 

Championed by IFI member, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) we are most appreciative of their huge effort and congratulate DIA President Julie Hobbs, and DIA member/former IFI Executive Board Member (2011-2014) Joanne Cys, for their meticulous coordination and vision. 

 
L to R: 1) Right Honourable Martin Haese (Lord Mayor of Adelaide), 2) APSDA participants during the Mayor's speech
L to R: 1) Constance Ann (Former IFI Board Member/Treasurer, 2009-2011) & the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, 2) Julie Hobbs (DIA National President) - at Declaration Signing Ceremony
Perry Ng (Former President, Interior Design Confederation (IDCS)), Shu-Chang Kung (President,Chinese Society of Interior Designers, (CSID)) & Hiromu Hasegawa (President, Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association (JCD))
 
Joanne Cys (Former IFI Board Member, 2011-2014) & Constance Ann (Former IFI Board Member/Treasurer, 2009-2011)
 
Clockwise from L to R: 1) APSDA participants, 2) Lea Aviliani Aziz (President, Indonesian Society of Interior Designers (HIID)), Chris Yap Seng Chye (President, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)/Pro-tem Chairman of the Formalisation Committee of APSDA), Timmy Chou (CSID), 4) Mack Wilson (University of South Australia), 5) Geoff Fitzpatrick (LIfe Fellow of the DIA (LFDIA)) 
 

Present to witness this important ceremony Former IFI Board Members included:
L to R: 1) Joanne Cys (Former IFI Board Member, 2011-2014), 2) Yao Cheng Chung (Former IFI Board Member, 2005-2007), 3) Ronnie Choong and 4) Constance Ann (Former IFI Board Members, 2009-2011)
 


Celebrates Its Biannual 2016 Conference
Adelaide, Australia
The adoption ceremony of Adelaide took place within a Civic Reception at the City Town Hall with the participants of the APSDA Australia 2016 Conference. This Conference and General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance (APSDA) was hosted by Design Institute of Australia (DIA) on 24 & 25 September.

This year's conference explored the theme of 'home'. Everyone has some kind of a relationship to home and what it means in terms of belonging, family, comfort, nurture, tradition, familiarity and gathering. This theme brought together the real and the ordinary from which, through design, the imaginative and the extraordinary transpires and resonates.


 
Members of APSDA and participants at the 2016 APSDA General Assembly
 
Yao Cheng Chung (Former IFI Board Member, 2005-2007) & Geoff Fitzpatrick (LFDIA) at the ‘Homeland’ exhibition that accompanied the APSDA 2016 Conference 
IFI Interiors Declaration adoption reception including members of APSDA
 
It is with great pride and gratitude that all at IFI, and I, thank the DIA for their outstanding efforts and this great pubic service to the interiors profession. We extend heartfelt congratulations to all APSDA members for their exemplary collaborative practice and a successful event. It is through these selfless efforts that our profession is advanced both locally and worldwide, thereby strengthening the profession and each of us.

Sebastiano 
president@ifiworld.org  

 
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