DESIGN ACROSS CULTURES
Putting the power of our differences to work
In this track we design new ways to create meaningful connections between multiple stakeholders to co-create insights, ideas and solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. How do you put the power of differences and similarities to work to scale up sustainable innovation locally and globally? How can you design for collaboration across contexts, cultures and nations, sustainably, without having to be physically travel across the globe? How do you translate offline experiences of collaboration and trust into an online environment? We explore these questions by designing online-offline dialogues for 21st century challenges.
THIS IS DESIGN ACROSS CULTURES
A world of creativity to solve local problems
We are a worldwide platform, initiated by Digital Society School (part of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences). We harness the power of cultural differences and similarities in design teams that tackle local challenges. We activate, educate and train these teams to collaborate – either by working simultaneously, handing over work across borders, or design for continuous improvements on a global scale.
Collaborating for the greater good
We adhere to the United Nations ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) as a unifying objective for our design challenges: to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Yes, these are huge challenges that are best tackled if we build upon each other’s research, insights and work.
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We are open (by default) to all initiatives, ideas and questions you might have. So please don’t hesitate to contact us.