Montreal invites cities to share design-focused crisis responses

Singapore’s NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine publication, “The COVID-19 Chronicles” is a series of educational illustrations about the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak.

Montreal’s Bureau du Design is assembling a database of COVID-19 crisis response initiatives by designers, to share with the international network of UNESCO Cities of Design.

“As we grapple around the world with the evolving COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that we, as cities, exchange ideas and learn from one another in this challenging time. Whether through product innovation, service design, or adaptive reuse, design is a tool we can all leverage to respond to the current crisis and build better systems and more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient cities,” reads the call for case studies.

The Montreal team is asking for the submission of new projects happening in cities and countries in response to COVID-19 that support design innovation and the design industry, or that leverage design to support communities and other sectors of the economy.

They are looking specifically at initiatives aimed at helping citizens or society as a whole to cope with (or recover from) COVID-19, rather than case studies that deal with how individual companies are adjusting to respond.

Respondents are asked to fill out a form at this link.

The collected responses can be viewed here.