Designing Activism

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Design influences our lives more than we can imagine; every choice a designer makes has an impact on society. Around the world, creatives are deploying their skills to fight inequality, environmental devastation, injustice and violations of human rights.  We focus on those designers and creative thinkers who metaphorically climb the barricades to bring about social, political, economic or environmental change. We want to learn from them how to best design a process for social and political activation.

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Nicole Oliveira |

‘Brazil has experienced an unprecedented variety of extreme weather events in recent years: tornadoes in the…

Nadya Tolokonnikova | Pussy Riot

Russian conceptual artist and political activist Nadya Tolokonnikova became well known throughout the world when she…


This is where the magic happens! After stepping off the main stage, most of our keynote speakers will be hosting interactive breakout sessions and intimate roundtable sessions, for you to translate learnings into action and cross-pollinate ideas.


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Listening Out Loud

How do politically committed artists and socially engaged designers influence social processes?

Hosted by Brunnenpassage | Presented by Foro Cultural de Austria en México


Join the Gorilla collective for a day and create illustrations for social debate

Hosted by the The Daily Gorilla | Presented by Abierto Mexicano de Diseño


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