Welcome

What Design Can Do (WDCD) is an international organisation that seeks to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, fair and just society using the power of design. Based in Amsterdam, with hubs in São Paulo, Mexico City, Delhi, Nairobi and Tokyo, WDCD started in 2011 and is initiated, curated and organised by creatives.

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Time and nature take the spotlight in 2022

Our top stories of the year, as picked by our readers and editors

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A return to thoughtful building in India

Learning from traditional practices to create climate-resilient cities

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A matter of style over substance

Deepika Srivastava on how mainstream media writes about design

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Taina Campos on sisterhood, tamales & tomorrow’s materials

Exploring the potential of local biomaterials in Mexican design

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The Plastic Elephant in the Room

Is it time to retire the most widely-used piece of furniture in the world?

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‘Climate action requires extraordinary collaboration’

The Creative Climate Collective on what they learned at COP27