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WaterAid Hackathon

Group photo of students taking part in WaterAid Hackathon project

In January 2019, Postgraduate students at UAL were invited to take part in a 2 day Hackathon including masterclasses and challenges delivered by WaterAid; an international development organisation working to bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere within a generation.

This collaboration was coordinated by Post-Grad Community in collaboration with WaterAid and the MA Design Management and Cultures at LCC and a number of students from MA courses at CSM.

The 50 students attending were divided into teams of 5, with multiple disciplines represented in each team to work of a range of briefs by WaterAid to help them explore ideas and the potential for design to achieve development goals, asking how and in what way design can best be used as a tool in the mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere, and ultimately build stronger, more sustainable communities.

A panel of WaterAid staff came to LCC in the afternoon of Friday 18th January for student presentations, judging and awards.

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MA Design Management and Cultures