Katie Ewer
Jun 26, 2017

The 2017 Design Lions in three words: Purpose. Trainers. Corruption.

Every year the festival challenges us to reassess what 'design' really is. And that's not exactly a bad thing, writes JKR's Katie Ewer.

As with all categories, purpose-led campaigns dominated this year. The Grand Prix went to “The Unusual Football Field’ Thailand’s first Gold Lionan urban planning initiative to give Klong Thoey residents somewhere to play football by creating pitches out of oddly shaped pieces of empty land.  After that there was empowering young women Writing Our Rights and Fearless Girl, championing the plight of refugees Words of Welcome, The Refugee Nation, stopping people walking in...

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