Designing for the future.
A 10-year, design-driven international action plan.
Creating a world that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially equitable and culturally diverse.
THE EEUM DECLARATIONWORLD DESIGN SUMMIT – PREPARATORY CONFERENCE – GWANGJU, KOREA. 2015 A historic gathering of 50 international organizations, all with a common objective: developing an international action plan for harnessing the power of design to address pressing global challenges. International organizations representing design, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, are coming together for the first time with representatives of intergovernmental and supranational organizations and specialized agencies, such as UNESCO, OECD, UNEP and ICLEI. The first World Design Summit Meeting, set to take place in Montréal on October 23-25 2017, will be an unprecedented moment of global unity in seeking design-driven solutions. Together, the participants will develop and put forth a declaration and 10-year implementation framework for continued international collaboration towards the shared objective: designing a better world for all.
The main objective of the World Design Summit Meeting is the development of a joint Declaration – a position statement that will identify the unique role, capacities and value of design and design-related disciplines.
The Declaration will also propose an implementation framework for continued international collaboration.
4 Main PlanksThe Declaration will specifically outline how design impacts and can better serve:
Three representatives from the Government of Canada will preside over the Summit Meeting.
"By investing in the creative industries we can build middle-class jobs and grow the economy.”
Hon. Mélanie Joly
Minister of Canadian Heritage
"Fighting climate change means transforming the way we live, move and work."
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
The Road to Convergence
Attend as an Organization
The World Design Summit Meeting is a significant international design policy and advocacy initiative.
If your international organization is interested in joining the process or attending as an observer, contact the World Design Summit Organization Secretariat.