EDIT is organized by the Design Exchange, Canada's design museum, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has developed 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combatting climate change, and protecting oceans and forests by 2030.
That's Shauna Levy, CEO of the DX, standing in front of a shipping container house set up outside the exhibition. We're taking up a slide with her picture because she is saying things that warm this TreeHugger's heart:
All of those goals, to me, were design challenges. We’ve used them as a framework, in which we’re discussing the idea that design can change the world and make it a better place. We’re delivering an opportunity to see the future. For us, it’s about how we’re going to make it better. These conversations don’t belong in boardrooms, government offices or in designer’s studios. They belong in everybody’s home.
She conceived EDIT to be how the world's great fairs used to be, where all the latest technologies and ideas would get people excited about the future.