Next-GenNarrative (NGN)

Creative Leadership Think-Tank

With Design’s maturing and today’s universal use, there is need to update and overhaul the design process in alignment with current and ongoing new developments. A new awareness and a new set of values are needed if it is to rise to the challenges of the 21st century.

​Acting as the GloWD creative brain-trust, the Next-GenNarrative (NGN – pron. engine) Think-Tank is a seedbed and a hotbed of provocative, disruptive, 'out of the box' thinking. The NGN Think-Tank gathers the most respected and innovative practitioners from around the world to distill the "big issues" to their essence and propose new design solutions. In a re-invention of existing cultural narratives, the context must always be to ask not simply how to solve problems of such issues as climate change, environmental degradation, food/ water shortages, displaced populations, responsibly imagining future living, strategic solutions for growth, and many, many more, but how design must change to solve them.

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Design is for Social Good.

Globally We Design

NGN Think-Tank is independent and consists of a next-gen creative group of internationally influential smart thinkers, who are brought together to match the 'Big Idea’ to practical reality.

Outside this core group, a larger assembly of creative leaders and collaborators from across the world are brought together to discuss, deliberate and explore new possibilities while sharing knowledge and insights.

This NGN Think-Tank's global reputation, carries weight at the highest level of international creative leadership and is a regular consultative resource to institutions and governments.

The cerebration and conceptualization, 'blue sky' process of this GloWD NGN Think-Tank leads directly to GloWD's CoDesign experimentation, installation and prototyping – where through inter/intra-disciplinary, collaborative means, ideas are manifest for experience and public critique. Initiated through think-tank workshops – often with emerging design talent and students - here the ideas are made real and given a thorough road test.