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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  • 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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  • Make Extremism History


    poster for tomorrow, the international poster competition, is proud to announce the launch of its 2016 edition: This year we're going to do things a little differently. It's about evolution, not revolution.

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  • Say No to the death penalty


    Started in 2015, the 2nd series of 12 design workshops in developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, these workshops are going to end before May 2017.

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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.