Announcing the Partnership of IFI and IFLA
Ce communiqué est en anglais seulement.
In June of 2012, Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and Desiree Martinez Uriarte, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IFI and IFLA.
In support of reaffirming the specific characteristics of each organization and the professional skills of their members, IFI and IFLA express the wish to pursue the promotion of interiors and landscape architecture as a means of highlighting the importance of environmental context as a factor for improving the overall well-being of communities.
IFI and IFLA will encourage joint initiatives that correspond to the professional goals and ambitions of their members.
IFI and IFLA propose strategies, actions, and recommendations to be submitted to their respective Councils with the purview of encouraging a collaborative evolution. Each organization will invite its partner to be represented at events of common interest that are hosted periodically.
About the International Federation of Landscape Architects:
The International Federation of Landscape Architects is the body representing Landscape Architects worldwide. Its purpose is to coordinate the activities of member associations when dealing with global issues, and to ensure that the profession of landscape architecture continues to prosper as it continues effect the design and management of our environment. The IFLA is a democratic non-profit and apolitical, non-governmental organization uniting individual landscape architects across borders, advancing the practice by encouraging excellence, promoting skills and achievements, advocating standards and ethics, and providing a forum for ideas to be exchanged. IFLA values and exercises professionalism, integrity, and accountability. www.iflaonline.org
About the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers
The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers is the global voice and authority for professional Interior Architects/Designers. IFI is the sole international federating body for Interior Architecture/Design organizations, and acts as a global forum for the exchange and development of knowledge and experience, in worldwide education, research and practice. Often considered as the “United Nations” of the Interior Architecture/Design field, IFI connects the international community in order responsibility, and raise the status of the profession worldwide.
Founded in 1963 as a not-for-profit, limited liability Company to expand the international network of professional Interior Architects/Designers, IFI represents over 270,000 designers, educators, and industry stakeholders in the international design community in 110 countries on every continent collectively representing practicing Interior Architects/Designers worldwide.www.ifiworld.org
IFI is a member of the International Design Alliance (IDA), a strategic venture between three leading international design organizations. The triumvirate includes the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA). This alliance focuses on opportunities to further the design discipline based on multidisciplinary collaboration.
IFI is an INGO with observer status with WIPO and operational relations with UNESCO.
Source : IFI