World Design Day: Kids can too! Recap

09 May 2018


For this year’s World Design Day 2018: Kids can too!  partners carried out the "Start Young" Workshop on 27 April 2018 with the goal to build early design awareness and develop design skills for kids.
 

Our partners celebrated all over the world: Casa Wabi (Mexico), Design Exchange (Canada), Open Design Cape Town (South Africa), MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Mumedi (Museo Mexicano del Diseño, Mexico) in addition to ico-D Member organisations participating around the world.


Have a look at some photos of the WDD2018 events!...

 

Alta. Photo Credit: Guyot/Mendoza. Courtesy MALBA (Argentina)

 

Alta. Photo Credit: Guyot/Mendoza. Courtesy MALBA (Argentina)

 

Alta. Photo Credit: Guyot/Mendoza. Courtesy MALBA (Argentina)

 

Casa Wabi (Mexico)

 

Casa Wabi (Mexico)

 

Casa Wabi (Mexico)

 

Cape Town Open Design (South Africa)

 

Cape Town Open Design (South Africa)

 

Cape Town Open Design (South Africa)

 

Design Exchange (Canada)

 

Design Exchange (Canada)

 

MORE ABOUT START YOUNG WORKSHOP

Start Young is a hands-on workshop that pushes children to explore their creative potential freely and trust their capacity to solve problems and test their solutions. With Start Young, kids learn to:

Observe > Analyze > Solve > Model > Test 

The goal is to empower children to adopt innovative ways of thinking and enhance their creative confidence. Start Young was developed by We are rap. design studio in Montréal in partnership with ico-D, and was carried out with great success for World Design Day 2017 and 2018 in design institutions in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and more!


Read this firsthand account from WDD2018 from Open Design Cape Town (South Africa):

"In Cape Town, South Africa we held #WDD2018KidsCanToo in an impoverished and gang ridden area called Lavender Hill. The children made us so proud as this is something very foreign to them. They worked together beautifully, they got creative and designed some interesting chairs.
We had some tears and learnt important lessons on never giving up - because you've only failed when you stop trying. We had lots of laughs and loads of fun. 
At the same time we celebrated Freedom Day, the day our country had its first democratic election 27 April 1994. What an exciting and busy morning with @intcouncildesign, @opendesignct and Learning In Reach."

 

Open Design Cape Town (South Africa)
 

Stay tuned for more in the forthcoming WDD2018 Report!

For more images of events held around the world by ico-D Members and Community, join the World Design Day Facebook Group.

 

 
Image credit: The WDD 2018 visuals were designed by the multitalented Russian poster designer Peter Bankov. Working between Moscow and Prague, Bankov also works “between terrible design and beautiful, national and anti-national, West Slavic and East Slavic, European and Asian design.” Founder of Design Depot studio and editor of KAK magazine, Bankov has managed to produce over 800 posters, what he calls his “design opuses.”
www.bankovposters.com


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ABOUT WORLD DESIGN DAY

A concept for WDD was developed by Kim Paulsen (Icograda Vice President 1993-1995) to commemorate the founding of ico-D on 27 April 1963. The day has been celebrated since 1995 as World Graphics Day, as World Communication Design Day since 2012, and currently called World Design Day.