DESIGN FOR PEACE

DESIGN THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. BECOME A PEACEMAKER.

DESIGN FOR PEACE is a humanitarian design project, which invites Nordic innovators in the fields of product design, art & architecture, to conceive & manufacture open-source sustainable products that improve the lives of displaced people, living in refugee camps around the world. 

 

DESIGN FOR PEACE is led by 5 Mentors with expertise in humanitarian, product and industrial design; Christian, a Swedish industrial designer (Better Shelter-Design of the Year 2016), Jonas (Tutor of the Year 2014) and Sergio, two industrial designers & senior lecturers in Konstfack (Sweden), Nina (Biomimicry Norway) a product designer with expertise in circular design, and Aris an architect in Greece, who has set up a creative innovation agency (LATRA), inside a refugee camp in Lesvos.

DESIGN FOR PEACE will take place in an innovation hub in Sweden and refugee camps in Greece and is a 3-stage project, which involves Nordic designers, collaborating with humanitarian agencies, governments, social organizations & the refugees, to design and manufacture products with the intention of implementing them directly in refugee camps.

STAGE 1: EXPERT MEETINGS (GREECE/18-24 Sep.17)

STAGE 2: DESIGN FOR PEACE HACKATHON (SWEDEN/16-20 Oct.17)

STAGE 3: FIELD IMPLEMENTATION (Nov’17-Feb’18) 

The DESIGN FOR PEACE team, in collaboration with a wide range of international partners, will implement the projects directly on the field and disseminate its outcomes through exhibitions, panel discussions, conferences and summits to a world audience across 6 countries.
 

DESIGN FOR PEACE aims through innovation to improve the well‐being for millions of displaced and vulnerable people, by developing solutions that promote peaceful co‐existence in communities around the world.

DESIGN FOR PEACE
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