On 01 December, join us for the 2019 Platform Meeting, under the theme “Design is Professional”.
It’s high time we define who we are. Draw a clear line between what designers are willing to do, and what we should not do. The Industrial Age that birthed our professions has generated immense economic, social, cultural and environmental transformation. Today, we are among the professions strategically poised on the brink of a global tipping point. Designers everywhere face a responsibility for the present we have been complicit in creating, and — more importantly— for our role in creating the future humanity deserves. What does it mean to be a professional designer today? What are our collective ethics? The Montréal Design Declaration stated: Design has the potential to create a world that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable, culturally diverse and socially equitable. This lays the groundwork, but how do we apply this concretely? "Design is professional" is a gathering of design entities engaging in the work of establishing a common definition of the design profession and parameters that professional designers worldwide can stand by.
TOPICS we will discuss:
— What is design? Defining what the design professions are
— Setting a code of ethics and design standards
— Quadruple bottom line: economic, environmental, cultural and social
— Collaboration within the design community and the role of ico-D
The Programme will include multiple opportunities for design organisations to network, discuss the issues that matter to the profession and lay the groundwork for an International Council of Design International Code of Conduct/ Code of Ethics for Designers.