Rethinking

Design

& Its

Purpose

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, and for the next several weeks, uncertainty limits our progress. Positioned to push at the frontier of foundational creativity for all design and its applications, GloWD is taking this opportunity to refresh our initiatives and to remain a step ahead of this transformational change.

 

Planning and implementation for our GEL-L Studio, currently set to run September 2020 (see below), is underway. Participation expressions of interest will continue to be accepted for the next few weeks.

 

The Charter-driven publication, rethinking all foundational education, continues to evolve. We welcome your contributions.

 

The 2020 ReDesignEd Educators Forum is currently scheduled for 11-13 March 2021, hosted by CENTRO in Mexico City, but we are keeping an eye on on-going COVID activity and will finalize all details later in the year.

The WYDF and WYD are currently in discussion. Further information to follow shortly.

We live on the precipice of a modern renaissance

Never before have we lived through such dynamic change facilitated by technology

At our core we are human

Our Neanderthal essence craves love, security, community and belonging

COLLABORATING FOR THE FUTURE OF DESIGN

Globally We Design (GloWD) is a global thought-leadership initiative generating and disseminating new design thinking, practice and processes to tackle evermore pressing and contemporary problems facing humanity at large.

 

Comprised of visionary designers and design educators, GloWD facilitates leading-edge conversations and connections across all design disciplines, to achieve outcomes that expand the reach, impact and viability of the profession into the future. Adopting universal values, GloWD strives to affect a positive global impact through and by design.

our platforms

Design is uniquely positioned to address the major global challenges facing the world today

GloWD recognizes that nothing starts without education, therefore our springboard programs have been focused on the transformation of how design is learned and what should be taught

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Next-GenNarrative (NGN)

Creative Leadership Think-Tank

NGN (pronounced engine) distills the "big issues" to their essence to propose new design solutions. Asks how design must change to solve them.

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ReDesignEd

Rethinking Design Education

Identifies, explores, redefines and codifies a new vision for the education of future generations of designers and for the benefit of society as a whole.

Programs include

EDUCATORS FORUM

GLOBAL EXPERIMENTAL LIVE-LAB (GEL-L) STUDIO

WORKED

TEAM RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

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World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF)

World Youth Designer (WYD)

Cultivates, shapes and recognizes new and emerging design talent, methods and means globally and collaboratively.

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CoDesign

From Concept to Reality

Consultancy where ideas, theories and  propositions generated in GloWD platforms are applied to real-word clients and projects.

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GloWD EXPO

Provides necessary intersection of design and commerce, showcasing progressive creative realities, possibilities and potential.

news + events

GloWD 2020

 COVID-19 

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, and for the next several weeks, uncertainty limits our progress. Positioned to push at the frontier of foundational creativity for all design and its applications, GloWD is taking this opportunity to refresh our initiatives and to remain a step ahead of this transformational change.

 

Planning and implementation for our GEL-L Studio, currently set to run September 2020 (see below), is underway. Participation expressions of interest will continue to be accepted for the next few weeks.

 

The Charter-driven publication, rethinking all foundational education, continues to evolve. We welcome your contributions.

 

The 2020 ReDesignEd Educators Forum is currently scheduled for 11-13 March 2021, hosted by CENTRO in Mexico City, but we are keeping an eye on on-going COVID activity and will finalize all details later in the year.

The WYDF and WYD are currently in discussion. Further information to follow shortly.

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A collaborative, live-time, cross-continent student project conducted via share shared digital platform

EVENTS

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ReDesignEd Educators Forum 2019

20-23 November 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

Our third annual ReDesignEd Educators Forum was hosted by the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture in South Africa. Our select global network of design education and professional leadership, along with local emerging educators and professionals, explored the provocation "What We Don't (or Can't) Teach - Bridging the Knowledge Gap", while reviewing ongoing research, adding to the Universal Design Education Charter (UDEC) and developing new applications and research. Learn more >> 

NEW!

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2019 Forum Outcome in South Africa Builds and Expands on Universal Design Education Charter (UDEC) 

The 2019 Johannesburg Declaration was the direct outcome of GloWD's 2019 Educators Forum. It is an addendum and supplemental document to be used in concert with the Universal Design Education Charter (UDEC), Singapore 2018. This Declaration speaks to the areas of diversity, situational awareness, expectational relationship of the designer and the educator, as well as, evaluation and assessment.  More >> 

2019 Johannesburg ReDesignEd Educators Forum

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