WHAT WE DO

The 10Percent initiative sees 10% of the GDC's annual notional teaching and learning time devoted to community-based design intervention projects.

WHAT WE DO

The 10Percent initiative sees 10% of the GDC's annual notional teaching and learning time devoted to community-based design intervention projects.

WHAT WE DO

The 10Percent initiative sees 10% of the GDC's annual notional teaching and learning time devoted to community-based design intervention projects.

WHAT WE DO

The 10Percent initiative sees 10% of the GDC's annual notional teaching and learning time devoted to community-based design intervention projects.

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How we help

STEAM Mobile Classrooms 2017

The IDEA Collective team believes that the role of design and other creative activities and tools are vital to develop core life skills in all children and promote creative intelligence for South Africa and Africa at large. This will not only increase academic performance and personal development, but is the backbone of developing human capital en masse and a workforce that is better equipped to deal with future challenges confidently and efficiently, no matter their career path.

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Origins Garden Exterior Panels 2017

The Origins Centre is the world’s only museum dedicated to exploring and celebrating the history of modern humankind. The Museum provides visitors with a unique experience of Africa’s rich, complex heritage and boasts an extensive collection of rock art from the Wits Rock Art Research Institute. The aim of the project is to explore and deliver design solutions on the subject of the Middle Stone Age.

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Fab Lab Fashion 2017

 

Students resolve the design of prototypable artefact (Fab Lab community), to inspire innovation (attract users to the Lab) and to showcase the potential of the laboratory machinery. This empowers the communities that have access to Fab Labs by allowing potential Lab users to recreate these artifacts, which in the process of making, allows them to evolve the item or create spin offs, as well as understand what the potential of the Fab Lab facilities are.

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WHO WE ARE

GDC is a specialist design college based in Joburg, South Africa. Established in 1987, GDC has pursued its vision to be leaders in design higher education to nurture innovative and responsible designers for the greater good of humanity. We offer Degrees and Honours Degrees in the fields of Interior, Multimedia, Graphic and Visual Communication Design. 

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WHAT WE DO

The 10Percent initiative sees 10% of the GDC's annual notional teaching and learning time devoted to community-based design intervention projects. This translates into the college ‘donating’ four weeks of formal curricula to community development projects. 

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GET INVOLVED

If you are likeminded about design for social upliftment and want to get involved, simply complete the form and we can start the conversation. If you know of a community that we could work with, or an organisation we can collaborate with, or if you have resources we could apply in our projects, let us know and we will contact you back.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Without you we cannot move forward. We are aiming to expand in order to help thousand more people transform their lives through design – we can only do this with your support! If you know of a community that we could work with, or an organisation we can collaborate with, or if you have resources we could apply in our projects, let us know and we will contact you back.

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