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Program

Socially responsible design

Mexico City’s programming for World Design Capital is focused on promoting socially responsible design and creative production as engines of social, economic and cultural change. As part of the designation’s activities include the content generated by some of the most important museums of the city -both public and private- through a dedicated program of exhibitions and parallel activities. The history of design in Mexico has accompanied the very history of exhibitions and the notion of cultural production of our city.

This is why, simultaneously with the WDC 2018 program, a cultural agenda has been developed with exhibition on architecture, design and visual arts. The line of work that governs this layer of the program is that of a reflection on our city and the experience of inhabiting and transforming it through design.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

WDC has characterized itself by generating different layers of programming. The WDC 2018 Mexico City program is defined from a first segment of events developed in collaboration with the World Design Organization:

ACADEMIC AGENDA

Within the framework of the WDC 2018 designation, we present an educational program that aims to promote a academic networking and collaboration platform between design and architecture universities, faculties and educational institutions.

Each university will develop theoretical-practical programs to discuss the most important aspects of city life from the socially responsible design approach. The objective is to spread the importance of design as a tool to improve life from the very training ground for future designers and architects by encouraging dialogue and meeting points between different universities within the program. From the WDC 2018 platform, we seek to identify common challenges to improving life in our city and generate action from different spheres of citizenship, in this case, academic and student bodies. This inter-university project, through a multidisciplinary methodology, will offer conferences, workshops and activities focused on the intersection of fields such as design, innovation, architecture, urbanism, creative economy and public policy. The program will run from March through October 2018. Students will have access to the full annual program at each of the university campuses.

CULTURAL AGENDA

Mexico City’s programming for World Design Capital is focused on promoting socially responsible design and creative production as engines of social, economic and cultural change. As part of the designation’s activities include content generated by some of the most important museums of the city -both public and private- through a dedicated program of exhibitions and parallel activities. The history of design in Mexico has accompanied the very history of exhibitions and the notion of cultural production of our city.

This is why, simultaneously with the WDC program, a cultural agenda has been developed with exhibition on architecture, design and visual arts. The line of work that governs this layer of the program is that of a reflection on our city and the experience of inhabiting and transforming it through design.

DESIGN AGENDA

Within the framework of WDC 2018, and as part of the official program, a local design agenda is presented announcing the city’s existing initiatives that have been consolidated within the local cultural scene.

The purpose of this agenda is to generate a collective timeline and communication platform for the different independent events that already take place throughout the city with their own programing, dates and venues in order to build a common calendar that jointly strengthens professional efforts within our community.

Each project will be related to the main thematic axes of WDC 2018. Through this agenda we seek to build a cross communication strategy with the local networks to extend the audience of each project and therefore of the local creative scene.