International Conference On Design For Social Development: Revisiting 1979 Ahmedabad Declaration On Industrial Design For Development.
The historic Ahmedabad Declaration on Industrial Design for Development-1979 completed its fourth decade in January 2019. To commemorate 40 years of this seminal declaration, NID in association with the World Design Organization (WDO) announced a two day International Conference on Design for Social Development during Feb. 14-15, 2019. The declaration was jointly made by UNIDO and ICSID (now WDO) in close cooperation with NID, Ahmedabad way back in 1979.
On this occasion the conference revisited the vision enshrined in the declaration and restate it in the light of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); a huge opportunity for design intervention which the design fraternity around the world may like to embrace.