AGI Open São Paulo


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What is AGI?

The Alliance Graphique Internationale is an association that brings together prominent graphic designers in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1954, AGI's mission is to promote graphic design by means of talks, publications and educational activities. Currently AGI has a membership of 643 professionals from 38 countries. Important people in the history of design were or are on that list, like Josef Müller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher and Wim Crouwel. An applicant to membership has to go through a strict selection process in which he or she has to show evidences of being "an influential and outstanding person both in and out of his or her country." 

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What is AGI Open?

The AGI Open is one of the leading international design conferences. Included in the annual programming of Alliance Graphique Internationale, the congress is open to anyone interested in the subject. The first edition of the AGI Open was held in 2010 in the city of Porto, in Portugal, and brought together about one thousand attendees. Barcelona, Hong Kong and London hosted the event in the following years.

In 2014, Sao Paulo will host the next edition of this congress – for the first time in Latin America. Over two days, talks, interviews and debates will hustle the Ibirapuera Auditorium. This is a unique opportunity to know and be inspired by the work philosophies and methodologies of a special team of designers. 

The AGI Open is a not-for-profit event. All members pay for their expenses and receive no fee for their participation. The funds raised are used exclusively to ensure that the congress takes place.

Not for profit

AGI Open is a not for profit event. All members pay for their own flights and receive no payment for their participation. Any proceeds will be invested back into AGI Open, ensuring its future.

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