Tag: What Design Can Do

What Design Can Do Teams Up with IKEA Foundation and Autodesk Foundation for Global Climate Action Challenge

April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do, along with the IKEA Foundation and the Autodesk Foundation, is announcing a new global design competition to help families cope with the effects of climate change. Read more

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New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

Today, on Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate […] Read more

Five design innovations for Europe’s refugee crisis, vetted by IKEA’s head of design (Quartz, July 2016)

January 31, 2017

To address the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, one Dutch design organization issued a global call to the creative community: “What can designers do to help?”. Read more here. Read more

What design can do for refugees (Vrij Nederland, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

An international design competition aimed at finding solutions to refugee issues yielded hundreds of entries. ‘The new generation of creative professionals mainly wants to contribute to society.’ Read more here. Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge unveils 25 shortlisted projects to improve refugee’s lives (Dezeen, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

25 designs that offer a range of solutions for improving the lives of refugees living in urban environments have been shortlisted for the first What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge. Read more

What Design Can Do launches design challenge to create solutions for refugees (February, 2016)

January 31, 2017

Dutch organisation What Design Can Do has launched an international competition to help find solutions for refugees facing a wide variety of challenges. The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge was announced today at the IKEA Democratic Design Days in Zürich, Switzerland, with Dezeen joining as media partner. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the IKEA […] Read more

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Five winning ideas to help refugees feel at home

July 7, 2016

We can now reveal the winners of the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge, and share their ideas to make life better for urban refugees. The IKEA Foundation announced the five winning entries at What Design Can Do Live in Amsterdam on Friday 1 July. Read more

Shining a light into refugee camps

June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, we are celebrating the success of the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign to light up refugee camps—making them safer, better places for children and families. Every parent knows how important light is for a young child when they’re scared. Knowing you can switch on the light, and see that you’re safe, brings great comfort. Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge receives over 600 entries from 69 countries

June 14, 2016

Which idea will win the Refugee Challenge? Public and experts vote for shortlist. Read more

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600 bright ideas to make life better for refugees

June 14, 2016

From a LinkedIn network for refugees to a coat that turns into a tent, the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has triggered an avalanche of creativity. More than 600 designers and creative thinkers from 69 countries have entered their concepts for challenge. Now its time for you to vote for your favourite entry! Read more

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