Promoting systemic change in the practices of design to amplify positive change in communities around the world.
Design for the Common Good (DCG) is a coalition of networks committed to design practice, education, and research that improves social, economic, and environmental outcomes for its users. It promotes local accountability and maintains a global perspective while connecting designers, students, researchers, collaborators, and end-users, sharing best practices, stimulating and sustaining dialogue.
Currently five international networks represent this effort to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on common ground. These networks are the DesignBuildXchange, Live Projects Network, Pacific Rim Community Design Network, and the SEED Network. While each network has a unique focus, together they acknowledge a shared vision: supporting the growth of design for the common good.
DCG brings together international constituencies to connect and extend conversations stimulated through international conferences, awards, and exhibitions. The collaboration seeks to strengthen the confluence of forces needed to craft truly healthy, resilient, and sustainable design projects that create positive change in the world.
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Design for the Common Good community platform connects designers, practitioners, educators, students, researches, collaborators, activists and visitors with information, inspiration, education, writing, research, and most importantly, each other. This community is designed to foster collaborations and create opportunities for members to share ideas and best practices, get inspired and engage in stimulating discussions. Becoming a member supports the practice of Design for the Common Good and creates awareness and recognition for those who are making great strides in social impact design.