Rabat - After Istanbul, Shanghai, and Toluca had their turns, Rabat will host the 4th Annual World Design Talks (WD Talks) under the theme “Responsible Consumption & Production.”
Rabat – After Istanbul, Shanghai, and Toluca had their turns, Rabat will host the 4th Annual World Design Talks (WD Talks) under the theme “Responsible Consumption & Production.”
The event will be presented by Africa Design Days & Awards from June 28-30.
In line with the objectives set by the United Nations, this event will approach the challenges of sustainable development by focusing on issues such as education, economic development, crafts, culture and urban development.
This year’s event was initiated by the World Design Organization and organized by international designer Hicham Lahlou, who founded Africa Design Days & Awards in 2014.The event aims to create a platform of exchange, sharing and innovation for the design community in Morocco, Africa and around the world.
World Design Talks also encourages meetings between designers and decision-makers and raises awareness of the importance of design in African and Global economies.
“We are delighted with the choice of our country to host the first edition of the World Design Talks by Africa Design Days in Africa. This event offers ample opportunities to highlight Moroccan and African design while presenting the actions and programs of WDO, celebrating 60 years of this organization and our future projects with Morocco as a Design Hub for North and West Africa with the Africa Design Days,” underlined Lahlou.
With the participation of more than 300 participants, including 70 influential international figures in the field of design innovation, the three-day event will be punctuated by interventions and round tables with Moroccan, African and international experts. It will also feature multidisciplinary workshops to encourage the development of design projects initiated on the continent, as well as new collaborations with foreign designers.
In addition to this, an Africa Design Days exhibition will be held for several weeks after the event, to put the spotlight on design and innovation in Morocco and the continent.