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.


Time and nature take the spotlight in 2022

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


What Design Can Do receives grant from Dutch Postcode Lottery

Good news for the planet – funding to support the power of design in climate action


Why Maps Matter 

On design, cartography and the perpetuation of othering


Circular economy through an island lens

Cleo de Brabander on circularity in the Caribbean


‘We can use digital technologies to stimulate empathy’

Guto Requena on love, urban design and Queer Eye Brazil


Architecture beyond the mega-city

Teppei Fujiwara on urbanisation and socially grounded architecture in Japan