THE OSLO MANIFESTO
On 25 September 2015, when the 193 Member States of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs) they also created the world’s most demanding design brief.
/The SDGs are “universal”: this means they apply to every nation, every sector, every business, every profession, including design and architecture.
/The SDGs are about “integration”: this means they demand a new emphasis on a systemic approach that does not sacrifice environmental and social considerations to economic gain, but rather seeks for true synergies and solutions that benefit people, nature, and prosperity.
/Finally, the SDGs are about “transformation”: this means they challenge us to rethink the way we live, to rebuild all the systems that are degrading ecological and human health — and to make our world sustainable.
/In sum, the SDGs are the ultimate design and architecture challenge: how do we create, and recreate, a world that achieves all 17 of the visionary goals that have now been agreed to by all the world’s nations?
And how do we achieve this by the year 2030?
The designers, architects, and creative professionals of the world have been handed a special and enormous responsibility, given to them by the 193 heads of state. They must imagine and bring to life the design elements of a new, sustainable world — quickly.
How can this design contribute to the goal of ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere?
How can this design contribute to ending hunger and encouraging the transition to sustainable agriculture?
How can this design help ensure healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages?
How can this design support quality education and lifelong learning?
How can this design advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls?
How can this design help ensure the sustainable management of water and universal access to sanitation?
How can this design contribute to a sustainable energy transition?
How can this design promote decent work for all?
How can this design advance sustainable industrialization and innovation, especially in those places that do not have access to modern industry?
How can this design help to reduce inequality within and among countries?
How can this design make our cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable?
How can this design transform production and consumption patterns, to make them more sustainable?
How can this design be part of the urgent action that is needed to combat climate change and its impacts?
How can this design be part of caring for our oceans and seas?
How can this design help to protect and restore ecosystems and preserve biodiversity?
How can this design contribute to the development peaceful, inclusive, and just societies?
How can this design advance the global partnership needed to achieve all of these goals?
SIGN THE MANIFESTO
By signing the Oslo Manifesto you make a commitment to bringing a sense of caring for the whole world to every design project you undertake, as well as to the process of lifelong learning about the way design impacts our world, its lifeforms, and its systems.
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WE HAVE ALREADY SIGNED!
|Name/Contact Name||Individual/Organization/Company/Group||Country||Action Statement|
|Paal Holter||EGGS Design AS||Norway|| |
I will use my influence to move creative consultants towards a "silent revolution". This means affecting our clients in a sustainable direction, even when this is not the main objective of our projects. We will start measuring and market effects both related to the projects' original objectives, and the sustainability goals.
|Joakim Moe Røisland||Medvind Eventbyrå||Norway|| |
Make it significantly easier to own and operate an electric or hybrid car.
|Frans Joziasse||park europe bv||Germany|
|Robin Rushdi Alsalehi||Gröna Grannar||Sweden|| |
Our world has for far too long been subjected to an economic system of discounts. Irreversal discounts on human and natural capital, in the name of profit. With the SDG's the world announced that this has to stop. The SDG's lead the way and the worlds cities will decide if we will be successfull or not. So my questions to you is, is your city designed for you and our planet, or are you and our planet designed for your city? If not, change it!
|Adrian Paulsen||Halogen||Norway|| |
I will use the reformulated goals in my process, involve my partners/clients in this as early as possible and and take a proactive role in communicating aspects of all my work/work i am involved in in relation to the SDG`s.
|Suzy Hogg||Design strategist||United Kingdom|| |
using the UN SDG's as a framework for making better design decisions
|Manuela Maia||Manuela Maia||Portugal|| |
Design for a better world . Stop greed and start living as one world, one nation and as part of a common purpose.
|Patrick Sweet||Center för Creative Leadership||Sweden|| |
Västra Henriksborgsvägen 42
|Urs Baur||CTLST*||United States|| |
creating and inspiring more impact, less footprint.
|Anna Brismar||Green Strategy||Sweden|| |
I am committed to contribute to advancing the awareness, know-how, ambitions, and overall performance among fashion, apparel and textile companies worldwide in the area of sustainability and circularity, through consultative, innovative and research-oriented work via my company Green Strategy, my online platform "circularfashion.com" and my professional network Circular Fashion Network, in a transparent, inclusive and responsible manner.
|Michael Duggan||Australia|| |
I commit to designing and implementing social impact programs that address inequality through systems, policy and education in the Asia Pacific Region.
|Emma Scragg||Emma Scragg architect||Australia|| |
Considering and putting to clients the manifesto at the start of every architecture project. It will help bring clients a greater awareness of how their build can benefit not just themselves but the greater good.
|Oliver Christopher Will||Die Strategiemanufaktur||Germany|| |
As strategy architects we work primarily on Design in Government and institutional design. We work on designing "architectures" (organizational structures, processes, etc.) for cross-silo and cross-sector collaboration as well as helping to create an appropriate mindset. In our work we focus on integrated smart-city governance arrangements to serve the SDGs at all levels of government, the private- and non-profit-sector.
|Marimar Sanz||Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México||Mexico|| |
To promote social design, in the academic fields through links with NGOs
|Florian Zietz||Librito.de||Germany|| |
Wir als Designer bemühen uns, unsere gesellschaftliche Verantwortung wahrzunehmen. Das Engagement hat auch wirtschaftliche Vorteile: Am nachhaltigen Design wird in naher Zukunft kein Weg vorbeiführen.
|Marlyn Martinez||Marlyn Martínez||United States|| |
I am currently taking action by developing solutions that will make communities more resilient to climate change and improve biodiversity in the ocean and waterways. I will adopt the SDG's as principles to design by.
|Alison Metcalfe||Salud Shoppe||United States|| |
I plan to take action by measuring the waste of our remnants and defining ways to reduce the waste or recycle the waste we create from building our garments. We will support women owned businesses and have open dialogue about fair wages and pricIng.
|Carmen Artigas||Individual||United States|| |
I provide design direction to solve challenges related to developing sustainable products and adhering to transparency, traceability and circularity in the supply chain while showing companies how to responsibly improve environmental impact throughout the manufacturing lifecycle and expand productivity by enhancing working conditions.
|Roberto Iñiguez||ITESM||Mexico|| |
I take action by working with students, professors and community creating a new citizenship, responsible for the future.
|Gabriela Mager||Brazil|| |
I will fight to advance sustainable industrialization and innovation, especially in those places that do not have access to modern industry
|Christhard Landgraf||zappo||Germany|| |
Viele kleine Schritte sind kein Verrat am Ziel.
|michael haywood||the haywood group||Canada|| |
mentioning the Oslo Manifesto in a soon-to-be-published book, Astonish! Smarter Tourism by design, and encouraging readers, organizations and communities to bring the Manifesto to life.
|Federico Hess||ITESM Campus Santa Fe||Mexico|| |
Promote these goals between our faculty members and stimulate that every project brings a sense of caring and meets at least several of these goals.
|Rodrigo Manfredi||Rodrigo Manfredi||Brazil|| |
Design is Business - and only human centric design can shape the business to a next level of experience that transforms the production, consumption and the way we connect to our environment .
|Name/Contact Name||Individual/Organization/Company/Group||Country||Action Statement|
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