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

Fab-Culture Perma-Lab Vendors 2018

Informal businesses make up almost the majority of South Africa’s business sector. However, these vendors face problems that can be met through human-centred design. These include, amongst others, problems such as having to travel long distances to where they sell their goods and these sites are often exposed to external elements such as sun, rain and wind. 

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Jozi Gem JHF Website 2018

The Johannesburg Heritage foundation is a non-profit organisation which aims to protect our built heritage resources which are precious, non-renewable, finite and irreplaceable. Through its core activities of Tours, Research, Education, Conservation and Activism, the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation aims to protect our rich and varied heritage within Johannesburg and its associated social history, for the use and enjoyment of both current and future generations

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ILIMA Branding 2018

The Ilima Learning Centre caters to the community of Lanseria and the workers of Stature Steel Company to empower and develop skills. This facility houses a school, creche and skills development workshops for adults in the community, primarily women. The group’s main focus was to create a minimalistic brand style which draws from the imagery of “the house on a hill” and an olive tree. They found inspiration from designs drawn from nature, in an elegant, professional manner.

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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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