• Design & Education


The Design and Education Working Group aims to be a space for learning, sharing and discussing best practices for the cities that understand the importance of a continued and broad design education, directed not only towards higher education but also aimed at diverse social groups, such as children, and with novel approaches.


The Working Group seeks to:

  • promote connections between schools of design;
  • foster international cooperation projects between design cities;
  • connect design students to international resources;
  • discover resources and innovative pathways so higher education students are ready for the design market;
  • encourage the inclusion of design and creative education into curriculum at all levels;
  • nurture, within their cities and institutions, education of design pathways that are interdisciplinary, continued and universal;
  • appreciate and understand the diversity of design when thought within various cultural, historical, and territorial contexts.