Building a knowledge-sharing community: the D! Toolkit
Drawing parallels with the collegiate spirit of design education, speakers highlighted the importance of a knowledge-sharing community.
Design Declares Ireland aims to facilitate discussions, encourage knowledge exchange, and provide a platform for collective learning.
The D! Toolkit, a repository of resources, actions, tools, and case studies, was introduced as a valuable resource for designers. Attendees were urged to contribute to the toolkit, sharing their experiences and insights to enrich the collective knowledge.
Educational empowerment: nurturing sustainability through learning
Design Declares Ireland also highlighted its commitment to education. It is more than a rallying call for sustainable design; it is a platform dedicated to learning new ways of working, acquiring essential skills, and nurturing innovative ideas to better serve the planet. Described as a practice-based, outcome-driven educational movement, Design Declares Ireland recognises the transformative power of education as a tool to navigate complexities and accelerate positive change. Design Declares Ireland aims to leverage its platform for educational purposes, utilising tools like the D! Toolkit.
Events like the launch serve as opportunities to educate the design community. However, the initiative doesn’t stop there; the collective seeks to forge partnerships with colleges, universities, institutes, schools, and businesses across Ireland.
"Design Declares Ireland's launch was not just a milestone event but the beginning of a movement."