WDCD LIVE Amsterdam 2024

What Design Can Do

Event | Future concept | International | Sustainable Design

On 5 July 2024, Amsterdam hosted the 12th edition of WDCD Live, bringing together hundreds of creatives, activists, policymakers, and start-ups for a day of talks and workshops on design and climate justice.

The festival took place in the beautiful Muziekgebouw building and offered a dynamic programme led by rebellious thinkers, makers, and doers from around the world.

What Design Can Do (WDCD) is an international platform that advocates for design as a tool for social change. Since 2011, they have undertaken numerous activities to promote the role of designers in addressing the world’s most pressing societal and environmental issues. WDCD has hosted 15 successful conferences in Amsterdam, São Paulo, and México City.

In 2016 WDCD launched an ambitious design challenge programme that engages the creative community with urgent societal issues such as the well-being of refugees and climate change. View this year’s and previous years’ Challenge winners at whatdesigncando.com

Photography: Dutch Design Daily
Video: Hanna van Rixtel

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