|About Kyoto Design Declaration|
The Cumulus Green award was one of the actions decided by the Cumulus Executive Board as a direct consequence of Kyoto Design Declaration. The aim of Cumulus Green is to stimulate design actions, projects and research leading to a more sustainable society. Through this award, Cumulus implements the aims and goals listed in the Kyoto Design Declaration.
The establishment of the Cumulus Green was a commitment of all member institutions towards global responsibility, human centered design methods and solutions, improving quality of life, creating optimism for the future and improving economic, social and cultural benefits for all people around the world.
The Kyoto Design Declaration was introduced in Kyoto, Japan, on the 28th of March 2008 during the first Cumulus conference held outside Europe hosted by Kyoto Seika University from 28 - 31 March 2008.
The Kyoto Design Declaration was signed by the Executive Board of Cumulus, President Christian Guellerin, Past President and Author of the Declaration Yrjö Sotamaa, Rector Kan Shimamoto, Kyoto Seika University, and Industrial Designer Takuo Hirano from Japan, representing (at the time) the 124 global members of Cumulus.
The Declaration received support ao. from ICSID, BEDA, AIGA and EIDD.
The Cumulus Green competitions consist of thematically different editions covering diversified initiatives and aspects of the Kyoto Design Declaration.
Read the text of the Declaration HERE