WDO - World Design Organisation
At the recently concluded General Assembly in Torino, Italy, ARCH as a member, helped vote into position, Srini S. Srinivasan, an Indian Technocrat, as President, to lead the board for the period up to 2019. The Organization also celebrated 60 years of its existence at the conference.
ARCH holds membership of WDO as part of its strategy to progress in international Industry Oriented Design Education. The WDO provides an international platform to over 50 member nations to express and share views related to Design & Development based on the Sustainable Goals chalked out by the United Nations. Access to WDO resources enables research and collaborative understanding of new pedagogy for structuring courses towards sustainable design development. It also enables explorations towards developing collaborative possibilities for assistance in various projects undertaken by the Academy.
The World Design Organization (WDO), formerly known as the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID), is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial design. The organisation advocates industrial design driven innovation that creates a better world, engaging more than 140 member organizations in collaborative efforts and carrying out international courses-World Design Capital, World Design Talks, World Design Impact Prize, World Industrial Design Day, and Inter-design. WDO has United Nations Special Consultative Status.