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PROMGRAM

Cultural Agenda

The WDC CDMX 2018 programming is focused on promoting platforms socially responsible design and creative production as engines of social, economic and cultural change in society. As part of the activities contemplated is the content generated by several of the city's most important museums both public and private - through a special program of exhibitions historical review and parallel activities. The history of design in Mexico has accompanied at different times the history of exhibitions and expanded notions of cultural production spread by the museums of our city.

That is why, simultaneously to the annual program of WDC CDMX 2018 a cultural agenda has been established with expository offers and content on crosses of architecture, design and visual arts. The line of work which governs this component of the program is the reflection on our city ​​and the experience of inhabiting it and transforming it from the design; the questions and answers for it are vast so through the expositions and their capacity to function as knowledge devices and reflection is a necessary part of the narrative of the program.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

The World Design Capital project has been characterized in previous editions to generate different layers of programming. The WDC CDMX 2018 program is defined from a first segment of projects and events designed by the World Design Organization to be implemented by the designated city, some of them are protocolal and others more content development. In the case of CDMX this part of the program is built and developed jointly with various local government bodies and secretariats through projects conceived ex profeso as well as integration or subscription of already active programs that relate to the profile of the WDC program CDMX 2018.

The events contained in this heading are:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • International Design Experience
  • International Design Conference
  • Design Spotlight
  • Network of Cities Meeting
  • Design Weeks Forum
  • Convocation Ceremony

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

As part of the designation World Design Capital CDMX 2018, we present the educational program that aims to promote academic linkage and generate a collaborative platform between universities, faculties and educational institutions of design and architecture.

Each university will develop within the respective campus a theoretical-practical program to discuss the most important aspects of city life from the approach of socially responsible design. The objective is to spread among the students the importance of carrying out actions to improve the life of the inhabitants from their field of training as designers and to foster dialogue and encounter between different universities within the same program.

From the platform of WDC CDMX 2018 seeks to identify common challenges on the improvement of life in our city and generate commitments of professional action from different spheres of citizenship, in this case academic and student.

This inter-university project, from a multidisciplinary methodology, will offer cycles of talks and activities focused on the intersection of fields such as design, innovation, architecture, urbanism, creative economy and public policies.

The program will run from March to October 2018. Students will have access to the full annual program at each of the university campuses.

CULTURAL PROGRAM

WDC CDMX 2018's programming is focused on promoting socially responsible design and creative production from various platforms as engines of social, economic and cultural change in society. As part of the activities contemplated is the content generated by several of the most important museums of the city, both public and private, through a special program of exhibitions of historical review and parallel activities. The history of design in Mexico has accompanied in different moments the history of the exhibitions and expanded notions of cultural production spread by the museums of our city.

That is why, simultaneously with the WDC CDMX 2018 annual program, a cultural agenda has been created with exhibitions and content offers on crosses of architecture, design and visual arts.

The line of work that governs this component of the program is the reflection on our city and the experience of inhabiting it and transforming it from the design; the questions and answers for this are vast so through the exhibitions and their ability to function as devices of knowledge and reflection is necessary part within the narrative of the program.

LOCAL DESIGN PROGRAM

Within the framework of the World Design Capital CDMX 2018 designation and as part of the official program a local design agenda is presented announcing the city projects and existing initiatives that have been consolidated within the local cultural scene.

The purpose of this agenda is to generate a collective timeline and to communicate from the WDC CDMX 2018 platform the independent events with their respective dates and venues in order to build a

common 2018 calendar that jointly strengthens the professional efforts within this community.

Each of the projects will be related to the cross-cutting thematic axes of the entire project. Through this agenda, it will be possible to construct a strategy of communication with WDC CDMX 2018 networks in order to extend the scope of each project and therefore the local creative scene.