DESIGN ACROSS CULTURES

Putting the power of our differences to work

We are convinced that the solutions to many societal difficulties lie just around the corner. It just depends on how you define ‘the corner’. With our explicitly global outlook, the answer to any design challenge may come from any corner of the world.

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.

OUR PURPOSE

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.

OUR NETWORK

We nurture a rapidly growing network of kindred spirits in all corners of the world. The different perspectives each partner brings to the table makes the network stronger every time. We are happy to add new connections.

GET IN TOUCH

We are open (by default) to all initiatives, ideas and questions you might have. So please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Nick Verouden

n.w.verouden@hva.nl