COLLABORATING FOR THE FUTURE OF DESIGN
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
GloW-DESIGN is a global thought-leadership platform generating and disseminating new design thinking, practice and processes to tackle evermore pressing and contemporary problems facing humanity at large
Design is uniquely positioned to address the major global challenges facing the world today
GloW-DESIGN recognizes nothing starts without education, therefore our springboard initiatives focus on the transformation of how design is learned and what should be taught
Through ReDesignEd our select network of global educators and practitioners are working to formulate a new purpose and direction for design and its education. Our ambition is to identify a new universal curricula framework that both cultivates the next generation of talent, and effectively connects the classroom with real-world practice.
NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEW UPCOMING EVENT
Our third annual ReDesignEd Educators Forum will be hosted this fall 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 students, will be exploring 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 >>
UNIVERSAL DESIGN EDUCATION CHARTER UNANIMOUSLY AGREED UPON AT EDUCATORS FORUM IN SINGAPORE
The Universal Design Education Charter (UDEC) was the direct outcome of GloW-DESIGN's 2018 Educators Forum. This document was unanimously signed and agreed to by the 36 participating design education and professional leadership individuals from 23 countries across six continents who teach at 22 institutions. Its purpose is to serve as a global, collective and aspirational framework and filter through which design education and curricula are measured, valued and contextualized. Read more >>
ReDesignEd Educators Forum
21-23 November 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
WorkEd, a new GloW-DESIGN initiative, aims to meet the needs and aspirations of both the student and the employer by bridging the disconnect between student and effective professional. This program will develop a restructured curriculum seeking to uniquely integrate and proportion classroom time with paid, on-the-job workplace training.
WorkEd provides students with the opportunity to apply, test and develop the conceptual knowledge they learn in the academic setting with simultaneous application in the real-life studio of a workplace environment. While earning income to support their education, they will acquire the invaluable professional skills and practicalities that only come through application and 'hands-on' experience. Alternately, employers benefit from the infusion of fresh talent into their organizations, with recent graduates more quickly meeting the expectations and standards required of professional practice.