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Changing the world one design at a time!

Jan 18 - May 12, 2019

Design Exchange 234 Bay Street
Toronto, Canada


"The percentage of people living in extreme poverty globally fell to a new low of 10 percent in 2015 the latest number available  down from 11 percent in 2013, reflecting steady but slowing progress, World Bank data show."


Design Exchange partnered with CD&I Associates in one of a kind interactive exhibition called #WeThink2019. The initiative's objective was to collect feedback in order to propose 17 innovative solutions in response to UNESCO's 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

To achieve this goal, we invited Torontonians from across the city to take part in the design process by providing their thoughts and visions on how we can solve some of the world's biggest challenges like poverty, hunger, clean water, gender equality and much more. 

We collected more than 500 hundred ideas and received the visit of many distinguished personalities among them the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell Ontario's Lieutenant Governor.

With the participants' input and a collection of new perspectives, designers Luis Angarita, Juan Camacho and the CD&I Associates team, will have a clearer idea of what they should take into consideration while designing these 17 solutions to be proposed in 2020 in a future exhibition.


How was this idea  born?

In 2004, the French Alliance began a series of exhibitions called "Work in Progress" designed to showcase the work of young designers who have made significant and innovative contributions to the development of architecture, graphic, product, and art in recent years.     


Would you like to participate?

We are currently looking for companies, organizations and individuals to support us in this initiative that will help make this world become a better place for future generations. 

To learn more about how you can participate as a sponsor or as a volunteer.


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Would you like to support us by changing the world one design at a time?

Your support is more than welcome, from one dollar to any amount. 

In return for your contribution, you will receive the full report of the project, the results of the research and gifts that we will share exclusively with our sponsors



The world needs your ideas

We know we cannot do it alone ...


Design Exchange with CD&I Associates are launching the first exhibition in Toronto in January 2019

CD&I Associates is excited to announce a partnership with the Design Exchange in Toronto to launch the #WeThink2019 exhibition at the Design TO 2019 Festival, taking place in January of 2019.

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