The sixth World Design Capital® and the very first city from the Americas to receive this title, Mexico City has a powerful story to share on the world stage, as a model for other megacities around the world using design to tackle the challenges of urbanization and ensure a more liveable city.

Why Mexico City

As the first North American city to be designated, find out why Mexico City was designated WDC 2018.


Mexico City’s WDC 2018 programme is focused on promoting socially responsible design and creative production as engines of social, economic and cultural change in society.


Read the latest press releases about WDC Mexico City 2018.


Find out more about Mexico City’s yearlong programme of events including eight WDC Signature events and a series of local projects on responsible design.


View photos and videos of the Signature Events and local highlights.

Official Website

Visit WDC Mexico City 2018’s official site for latest updates.

Graphic Recordings

Couldn’t attend the design conference in March? View the graphic recordings of the event here.