Rector Jorge Olvera García of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) said that Mexicans don’t want to design walls. They want to open windows and fix bridges, which will allow for human coexistence and for the development of joint projects and harmony in all relationships. Olvera García made this statement at the 2017 World Design Talks Workshop. The workshop consists of exercises focused on strategic design for urban mobility in metropolitan cities and took place in Ixtapan de la Sal.
Olvera García attended that workshop with the undersecretary of High School Education and Superior of the Mexico State Government Guillermo Alfredo Martínez González, president of the World Design Organization Mugendi K. M’Rithaa and students and academics from the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, South Korea, Italy, Turkey, China and Mexico. Olvera García recognized that these are the forums that bond and strengthen the relationship between people.
At the workshop, which also included the Director of Design of Tesla Motors Javier Verdura, the rector reiterated the importance of the third edition of the World Design Talks, which are profiled as one of the most important forums when it comes to an exchange of experiences and ideas in this area of knowledge.
Their presence, he told those gathered, confirmed a willingness to collaborate between international and professional organizations, academic institutions and the government sector. The youth, he said, is passionately wanting to know about the projects and experiences that are happening in all the different parts of the world and that they are eager to know the global leaders in the design world, like Mexican Javier Verdura.
M’Rithaa said that the organization has 140 members that originate from around 40 countries and promote the professionalism of the design industry to generate better products, systems, and services. On top of that, they will impact society in the community in a positive way by the use of the design.