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22 Feb 2018   dfm

Prof. Des Laubscher elected onto the International Council of Design Executive Board

At the recent 27th General Assembly of the International Council of Design, ico-D, held in Montréal, Canada, Prof Des Laubscher from South Africa was elected onto the Executive Board of this prestigious council as a Vice President. Ico-D represents the interests of Professional, Promotional and Educational members on design matters in 68 countries around the world.

Co-founder of the South African Institute for the Interior Design Professionals, IID, Des is also a Past President and Fellow of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and a past Board Member and Fellow of Design for the World, a humanitarian international design organisation based in Barcelona, Spain.

With this latest accolade he becomes the first South African to serve on three international design boards and probably one of less than a handful who have achieved this internationally. 





11 Jul 2018   admin

Designing by Algorithm

by Ingrid Leujes, Greenside Design Center“Design is the medium between people and technology” Carrie Chan, 2017Minding the Digital, a current design exhibition at the Art and Design museum in Shenzhen, China, clearly portrays the excitement and fascination that current designers and artists have with the creative possibilities of the digital medium. Not only does digitisation allow for innovative manipulation and use of materials but it also has the potential for changing the interaction between people and objects, spaces and society at large. This in turn changes perceptions and emotional ...

15 Sep 2016   admin

10 Percent 2016

GDC’s vision is to be leaders in design higher education to nurture innovative and responsible designers for the greater good of humanity. Responsibility and sustainability (for the social, economic and environmental world) are core values that underpin all curricular. They are values we expect our graduates to embrace and further in their careers. One of the key strategies to cultivate these values is our Community Engagement Initiative, the 10Percent Initiative. For four weeks of the year (roughly 10Percent of the academic year), all undergraduate students from all programmes and levels fo ...

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