WDC Lille Metropole 2020
Lille Metropole – with its rich history, cultural diversity and push for creative invention – is uniquely positioned for design experimentation. In collaboration with private stakeholders, designers, artists, researchers and citizens, WDC 2020 built a programme exploring the innovative practices, objects and policies that defined Lille’s pioneering approach to design in the life of a city.
The Organizing Committee of WDC 2020 launched a national call for POCs (Proofs of Concept), ultimately identifying more than 600 design-led projects that addressed local and global challenges. Focusing on various areas, including urban planning, housing, education, culture and ecological and social development, stakeholders established the ideas and projects that would define each POC. To support them in the ideation and definition phase, the Organizing Committee selected designers to lead each POC, and in collaboration with regional municipalities, these design teams have developed activities and content for each Maison POC.