Inspire Workshops
to nurture innovative thinkers

Déclaration de / Statement by Marc Kandalaft


Design as a way of thinking
Design as a means to innovate
Design as a path to progress

Inspire and empower children to adopt innovative ways of thinking to enhance their creative confidence.


We believe that creativity alone is not enough to solve global issues, we need to arm the next generation with the skill set to think innovatively. We believe that a single shift in the way they approach challenges today can have a significant impact on the world of tomorrow. That’s the key to genuine change and progress.


By leading hands-on workshops in which children are free to explore their creative potential. By using design as a tool to:

→ Observe → Analyse → Create → Model → Test


Multiple formats are available.

Inspire × World Design Day 2017


The International Council of Design (ico-D) in collaboration with Inspire founder, Marc Kandalaft (Founder and creative director of We are Rap.) presents WDD2017: Start Young, a workshop created for World Design Day 2017.
WDD2017 takes place on 27 April 2017 on location with four worldwide partners. The theme for World Design Day is Start Young: a project spanning five continents, in five languages, to introduce design concepts to kids through educational workshops.

Every year on 27 April, ico-D the celebrates World Design Day (WDD), the anniversary of its founding. This year, ico-D has partnered with us to introduce design to a whole new generation. For the theme of the 2017 World Design Day celebrations, «Start Young,» we are asking ourselves «how do we prepare young kids to navigate this turbulent world, so they can become sensitive, intellectual, imaginative and practical leaders for tomorrow?».
ico-D  sees the great potential for design to improve the world around us. We know that design changes—for the better—how we live and thrive in everyday environments like schools, parks, workplaces, and hospitals. The profession of design and its ethics requires designers to consider context, culture, diversity and specificity before even starting to design, and this has become an essential way of thinking and being in the complex world we live in today.

The workshop will be given around the world, crossing times zones and uniting kids from all walks of life, from Korea to Mexico. The WDD workshops will celebrate the transformative power of kids and design across regions and cultures. The project is part of a global collaboration to promote early design education in partnership with: 
Casa Wabi (Mexico),
Open Design Cape Town (South Africa),
Collège Sainte-Anne (Canada),
Seoul Design Foundation (South Korea),
Triennale Design Museum (Italy),
organisations who will lead the WDD 2017: Start Young workshops in their respective countries.

Co-organisers of WDD2017

Partners of WDD2017

Special thank you to: Ana Masut – Liz Carbonell – Emilie Hamou – Alisha Piercy – Kladis Constantine – Alexey Lazarev.
For your support, thank you to: Amanda Johnston, Susan Gyetvay, Daniela Quad, Melissa Dawn, Sara Dabbagh, Vanessa Morcom, Hana Swieca, Marya Zarif, Denis Coupal, Fady Atallah, Zebulon Perron, John Barrett Ashmore, Marie Reumont, Patrick Messier and all the ones we might have forgotten.

© Inspire Workshops, Canada. 2016-2017