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.