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MODO presents in Cuba

MODO School of Design has been invited to participate in the 1st International Design Biennial of Havana. The theme is “Design and Prosperity.” It’s purpose is to promote the importance of design for personal and social growth – and recognize the contributions of design and its strategic involvement in the industrial, economic, social and cultural development of society.

Organized by Cuba’s National Bureau of Design, it will be an amazing week of practitioner presentations across many disciplines, including graphic design, interior design, education, industrial design, and much more. Also – the XVI Congress of the Latin American Design Association is gathering that same week as part of the conference.

Needless to say, we feel honored and extremely lucky to be part of it. As educators, this opportunity to share what MODO is doing with academics and design students is incredible. As designers we plan to learn so much from the conference and look forward to bringing it back to our peers and students in Miami. This is a conversation that, we hope, will be the beginning of regular, collaborative discourse between Miami and the island we love so much.

There will be more news to come. In the meantime, email us if you have any questions about the event. We hope you’re as excited as we are.

The Big Start! MODO Moves Forward.

The team and I have been thinking about this for a long time. Education that adapts with the industry and the community – not a cookie-cutter system that over-generalizes (though generalizing, in general, can be a good thing).

We will start with the foundation. Our focus? Designing a method of learning that is actionable and human-centered. It will enable you to jump into the latest practices of your industry and allow you to acquire skills as needed. In a world where technology is tweaking job descriptions daily – your critical thinking skills and ability to learn are more valuable than ever.

MODO starts experimenting with a series of social media strategy workshops. If you can harness the power of people, then making an impact on your career or business happens. Attend one, or attend all twelve workshops happening now through June. The schedule will be up this weekend.

I hope to see you around our campus at MADE. Spend some time with us.

Rene