I strongly support the initiative on Stand Up for Democracy. It is an urgent call to designers the world over to take a committed stand on a matter affecting our global community… To this end, professional inaction, apathy and indifference is the antithesis to the practice of socially conscious and socially responsible design.
The call to action encourages the diverse domains including design organizations, active citizenship lobbies and glocal communities around the world to initiate projects that contribute substantively to this agenda. I would appeal to the world design community in particular to take up a creative catalytic role in advancing this urgent matter. We must become an integral ‘part of the solution’ by advocating for a dynamic, emphatic and engaged form of design activism that envisions and advances the critical role of “design and democracy for a better life for all”…
Mugendi K. M’Rithaa
World Design Organization
Industrial Design Advocacy