World Design Organization Launches International Call for Resources

Call centered around design and sustainability to build an online platform.

Call centered around design and sustainability to build an online platform.

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The World Design Organization (WDO) is embarking on a new project to explore design as a key pathway for achieving global sustainability, the organization says. As part of its continued effort to align its programming to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and their respective targets, WDO is working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to build an online resource platform that will aim to educate, inspire and activate the global design community on sustainability.

Launching in March 2021, the platform will act as an interactive sustainability library, hosting existing resources and original content, from which all users can benefit as they strive to better understand the impacts of their design choices and improve their practice.

To ensure that this platform reflects diverse regional and cultural contexts, WDO is calling on individuals and organizations from all design disciplines to submit sustainability related resources. With a particular focus on articles, projects, policies, guidelines and design tools, submissions must relate to design, sustainability and the themes and targets of the UN SDGs, including, but not limited to: sustainable development, equality, circular economy, social impact, clean energy, poverty eradication, climate action, institutional justice and responsible consumption and production. 

WDO believes that this project will bring design and sustainability together in new ways, fostering industry-wide dialogue and inspired action. The organizations invites those interested to take advantage of this unique opportunity to have your work showcased alongside other expert designers, academics and professionals and become part of a diverse community working to ensure sustainable progress for all.  

Deadline to submit is November 30, 2020. For project information and submission details, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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