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what our community says

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GloWD is a movement, bridging conceptual thinking and new design frontiers crucial at this turning point. It has incredible value in terms of not only being an innovative platform and school of thought, but a school of action.

 

GIANLUCA VERNIZZI

VERNICE, Italy / Thailand

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The gap GloWD fills is positioning itself between the academy and industry – translating industry expectations and requirements back into the academy, but equally moving academic thought and concepts out to design practitioners.

 

MARIUS FOLEY

RMIT University 

Australia

This is a global action – to come together and have a position through the GloWD Universal Design Education Charter that says 'these are the things we believe and the future of design should embody'. I really hope that the impact of this movement will be felt globally.

 

OLUWATENI SAMUEL ADELABU

Federal University of Technology Akure 

Nigeria

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The forum is needed because things are constantly changing and there is this whole notion of having to keep up and be five steps ahead. Designers need to have that mindset.

NUR HIDAYAH ABU BAKAR

LASALLE College of the Arts 

Singapore

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GUSTAVO CURCIO

University of São Paulo, 

Brazil

CLAUDIA GARDUÑO

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM, Mexico

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GloWD is an activator. It aims to start conversations and projects. To go beyond what design does, which is often to talk with its own realm, and to make connections outside of that, broadening the set of references that we can draw on.

 

ELANA VAN DER WATTH

University of Johannesburg 

South Africa

GloWD is trying to rethink the future of how design professions and design education should change – or should they change. Or, in what dimension they should change and to what extent they should cherish what they already have.

 

JUSSI ÄNGESLEVÃ

Universitãt der Künste 

Finland / Germany

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MARK RANDALL

Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA

LUIS EQUIHUA

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – UNAM, Mexico

STEPHEN SKORSKI

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA

DIANA ALBARRAN GONZALEZ

University of Auckland 

New Zealand

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The important role the GloWD Forum plays is to give us the ability to pause, put context on the table, and then put materials on the table that can be used and interpreted by everybody.

 

PEER SATHIKH

Nanyang Technological University 

Singapore

RALITSAH DIANA DEBRAH

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology – KNUST, Ghana

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