Distributed Design Impact Cohort

  • Monday, April 15, 2024 - Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Free admission

Challenge the status quo and unlock transformative innovation with the Impact Cohort Programme, powered by Fab Lab Barcelona. Led by the forward-thinking Distributed Design initiative, this programme flips the script on traditional design by leveraging global connectivity to shift from product movement to data exchange. Dive deeper into value-driven design and circular transitions, learning hands-on with experts. Make this your journey to unleash innovation that benefits both your business and the planet.

Launching April 2024, this immersive programme will help you connect with young creative talents and established industry partners. Participants will learn about tools and methods for value-driven design; design for impact; transition to the circular economy and exchange of best practices and networks.

The aim is twofold: provide emerging creatives with a boost in their professionalisation and career development and get in contact with industry and research institutions, and to diffuse the Distributed Design way of working within industries, allowing all participants to gain insights into value-driven design and circular transition methods to innovate their practice and business models.

Who is it for?

The framework guides collaboration between emerging Creative Talents and Industry Partners to ensure collaboration is successful, fruitful and fair.

  • Creative Talents are selected through an Open Call.
  • Industry Partners receive exclusive access to the participation of 2 workers of the organisation and can bring one case of study to be analysed in “The Open-Source Ecosystem Toolkit” deployed by the Danish Design Center.

What does it include?

  • Online instruction and facilitation
  • Immersion into the Distributed Design approach to the circular economy through value-driven design
  • Course material and presenter slides
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded business professionals

Find the syllabus here

Dates, times and sign up

Impact Cohort will take place online throughout 15th – 30th of April. The programme will take up around 6-7.5 hrs/week.

For Creative Talents

  • Apply until the 22nd of March
  • Selection process is throughout 22nd – 27th of March
  • Confirmation of participation will take place on the 28th of March 

Creative Talents will be selected through an open call that is free of charge.

Apply here

For Industrial Partners

  • Sign up for companies until 28th of March 

The participation of the Industrial Partners is accompanied by a fee which includes the participation of 2 workers of the organization in the online programme and the possibility of bringing one case of study to be analysed in “The Open-Source Ecosystem Toolkit” deployed by the Danish Design Center.

To take part in the programme, please get in touch directly with Distributed Design lead [email protected] or with Fab Lab Barcelona Strategic Partnerships lead Noel Criado [email protected]

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