BDW’19: do we know the key role of design when it comes to face transitions?

People, societies, even the world order, are in permanent transition. In fact, we are right in the middle of a necessary and urgent change on a global level with a goal as simple as the survival of humanity. A transition from a linear economy model to a circular economy model for an ecologically sustainable world. Furthermore, cities, as a complex environment, where the multiple interests, conflicts and challenges to be overcome are created, are transforming towards a digital, smart city, innovative and highly technological model, which must put people’s well-being at the heart of it.

Design is, in this sense, a priority discipline if we want to achieve these goals. How should everything around us be designed in order for this desired transition towards a circular economy to occur, this change towards more just and developed societies and putting this world in its natural balance?

At Barcelona Design Week 2019 we want to reflect and share with citizens the capabilities of design in contributing to any transition in a manner aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (ODS). Stay tuned, take part and enjoy the several activities we have lined up for the 14th edition of BDW. After all, we are all part of this transition, don’t we?