Design goes to School

Design Goes To School is an educational program catered to middle school students that aims to raise pupils' awareness about the importance of human rights and the right to education in particular.
The course teaches the students design and social communication basics with a "hands on" approach.

In 2013, the first edition of the project involves 6 schools in disadvantaged areas in the Paris region.
A class of 25 students (aged 12-13) from each school is taught by a professional graphic designer living in the area, who meets the students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for the whole school year.

In the classes the students discuss the issues revolving around the right to education, and the tutors help them to turn their thoughts into socially relevant messages and images. The students are encouraged and helped to make posters, both individually and as a group.

NGOs and other guest speakers are invited to the classroom to provide different perspectives on human rights issues and inspire the students.

The project has been made possible by the generous support of Fondation de France and Fondation HSBC pour l'Éducation.

Ongoing Projects

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  • A Planet for tomorrow


    Welcome to poster for tomorrow 2018. 

    It will be a year of significant change for us: the final edition of our poster contest in its current form. You can find the reasons for this decision here, together with the announcement of this year's...

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  • One for all, all for one!


    An invitational poster project, with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right (OHCHR) and La Mairie de Paris.

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  • Freedom of Movement


    In last year's brief we talked about "a world where boundaries are becoming less and less meaningful. Now more than ever, we are one people. No matter where we live, we are all equally powerless in the face of war or environmental disaster."

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Design goes to School

Design Goes To School is an educational program catered to middle school students that aims to raise pupils' awareness about the importance of the right to education. With the help of professional designers and NGO workers, the course teaches the students social communication basics with a "hands on" approach.