About our project

As part of a new project, WDO is embarking on a journey to explore design as a key pathway for achieving global sustainability as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG).

Over the next several months, WDO will work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of design professionals and students to build an interactive, online sustainability resource centre. With the goal of equipping designers to act towards the realization of more sustainable practices the platform will curate existing sustainability resources and host original content. 

Project Phases

As part of the first project phase, WDO is launching an international call to collect sustainability related resources from now until the end of November 2020. Chosen submissions will facilitate the development of the resource library and serve to inform future project phases from now until launch in March 2021.

1 COLLECT

October 2020 –
November 2020

WDO has opened an international call for sustainability-related resources closing on 30 November 2020.

2 RESEARCH

August 2020 –
December 2020

To ensure representation across various design disciplines and geographic regions, this phase will explore global design practices as related to sustainability.

3 ANALYZE

December 2020

Submissions and research conducted will be analyzed and organized.

4 CURATE/CREATE

December 2020 –
January 2021

WDO will work to curate the resources and build the platform that houses all content.

5 PUBLISH/PROMOTE

February 2021 –
March 2021

Platform goes live.

6 FINAL REPORTING

March 2021

Final reporting and development of next steps for our resource platform