The Intergenerational Co-Design of Glasgow COP26 Souvenirs

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Paul Anthony Rodgers, Kieren Egan, Alix Mcdonald, Gemma Gilliland
Series: DESIGN
Institution: University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Section: Industrial Design
Page(s): 2213-2222
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


There has been an increasing interest in intergenerational activities where young people and older adults work together in the exchange of knowledge, new ideas, methodologies and ways of thinking. With the leading international climate change conference in Glasgow in Nov. 2021, this paper presents an intergenerational co-design COP26 project where co-design pairs designed and made Glasgow COP26 souvenirs, exhibited and sold them in a COP26 ‘pop-up’ shop. The project delivered important learning and teaching including project launch, studio sessions, external design reviews, and prototyping.

Keywords: intergenerational design, co-design, design creativity, design education

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