World Design Talks (WDT) and World Industrial Design Day (WIDD)
The World Design Talks (See: wdo.org/programmes/wd-talks/) are workshops that address local challenges with global relevance –such as rapid urbanization, climate change, and migration- from a design perspective. The knowledge gathered from each of the World Design Talks helps to define a common ground and establish a world design agenda that promotes more sustainable consumption and production and contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by 2030. WDTs were previously held in Istanbul (2016) with “Traffic Congestion” theme, in Shanghai (2016) with “Mobility” theme, Toluca (2017) again with “Mobility” theme, and in Rabat (2017) with “Responsible Consumption and Production” theme.
World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) (See: wdo.org/programmes/widd/) is an international day of observance celebrated throughout the world in recognition of the establishment of the World Design Organization (WDO) on 29 June. First declared in 2007 on the organization’s 50th anniversary, WIDD increases awareness of the profession of industrial design and champions the power of design to strengthen economic, social, cultural, and environmental development. The design community marks the day with activities such as panel discussions, workshops, design competitions, exhibits, gallery installations, networking events and more.