A Network of Networks
Design for the Common Good (DCG) is a website and coalition of purpose-driven networks committed to design practice, education and research that improves social, economic and environmental outcomes.
There are design practitioners, educators, students and activists globally who work together for the betterment of communities under a variety of initiatives such as Social Impact Design and Public Interest Design. The DCG website serves as a collaborative access point for those interested and involved in this work to share best practices, engage in dialogue and get connected with opportunities to make purposeful contributions. DCG will work to extend conversations and deepen global connections through a series of international conferences and awards.
The website serves as a “network of networks.” Free registration gives visitors access to the DCG community platform and connects them with an introduction to this field of work, inspiration, education, writing, research and, most importantly, each other. In this way, Design for the Common Good brings together the confluence of forces needed to create truly healthy, resilient and sustainable design projects that will positively change the world.
Communication and Knowledge Exchange are the Heart of DCG
Design for the Common Good strengthens the confluence of forces needed to create healthy, resilient, and sustainable design projects that will further positive change in the world. Stronger together, we promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground we share. Through our work we promote collaboration and seek partnerships that further the growth of the network.
Design for the Common Good aspires to be an incubator for best practices, education, training, and outreach in public interest design. In doing so we we grow the knowledgebase and global capacity for the practice of PID.
Four international networks have combined efforts to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share. While each network has a unique focus, we acknowledge our common ground: supporting the growth of design for the common good.
a platform that engages people to actively participate in building a better world by connecting professional education with practice, scientific research and social engagement
Pacific Rim Community Design Network
provides a vehicle for collaboration and mutual support for a comparative understanding of community design in the fast-changing political and social context of the Pacific Rim