In book month, we wanted to know what titles are on the shelves of some of the people who are part of the Fundació del Disseny. The result is an exceptional list of essential readings:

Under the title “The Desired City”, this assessment of the city has been created with the aim of proposing opportunities in the city for the wellbeing of its residents, taking into account different types of intervention and prototyping for the Valencia of the future.

The document presents a vision of the city, an assessment and a proposal for the next steps, establishing the Consell del Disseny (the Design Council) as a consultative team made up of design and architecture professionals who help the Valencian city council to focus on the existing challenges to the relationship between the city and its citizens.

Design cannot cure anything in and of itself, but neither can a vaccine if we don’t have a syringe to inject it with. The design is part of the solution itself, not an added value; it is an essential stage in the development of any innovation for social good. From industry to architecture, from graphic communication to fashion, there are many examples that serve to highlight the value of this creative activity for the most important thing of all: our health. This is right at the other end of the spectrum from decorative aspects and accessories. All of them are presented in the book El diseño es bueno para la salud (Design is Good for Health), published by La Fábrica and promoted by the Fundació del Disseny, Andreu World and the MuVIM.

We present the first practical guide to remind you that “yes, it is possible” to manage creative projects from a feminist perspective. Because equality must be pursued every day of the year and in various areas, such as by collecting testimonies, commissioning design professionals, organising round tables or even creating budgets. Design and creativity are drivers of economic change and this should also be the case in the social sphere.

Divided into different phases related to the development of a project (ideation, creation, setting up the team, communication and debriefing), this guide was created within the framework of International Women’s Day (8 March). However, its usefulness is timeless and it is designed to be a tool for use by studios, agencies and all kinds of professionals involved in design and creativity.

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