RECIPROCITY is a declaration that underlines some of the ethical values that define design: exchange, respect, generosity.
Social Purpose: 
Since 2012, RECIPROCITY has contacted many local organizations which orientate their work towards social innovation in different areas: cultural, agro-alimentary, social entrepreneurship…This synergy will lead the edition 2015 to a kind of emancipation of its goals thanks to the collaboration with those associations, those protagonists of the cultural, economic and social fabric who are developing important activities in the society. This combination will create itself through skills exchanges that will increase the concrete impact of the project.
Social Impact: 
As a laboratory and showcase of ‘best practices’, RECIPROCITY gathers together numerous local, cross-border (Euregio Meuse-Rhine) and international participants. Involving professionals, the media and a public audience, highlighting design as an agent for innovation and for social and civic cohesion is a choice that positions the Walloon event at the centre of an international debate about the role of design. The ‘reciprocity’ and the design for social innovation are still the common theme of RECIPROCITY 2015. The aim is to guarantee the continuity, to confirm the evolution of the role played by this event on the international scene and to create dynamics which can go beyond the state of proposal, brainstorming and research by favouring the development of concrete projects which will leave permanent traces in the cultural, social, economic and political system of the territory. The 2015 edition will focus on some global issues closely linked with the local reality of the city centre and the province of Liège. Among the main themes, we can find food, re-building and re-use of material, the creative approach of design and co-design (co-conception designer/users) linked with the industrial and manufacturing economy, social design, design as a tool for the social innovation of a neighbourhood, of a city, of a public service, the importance of the teaching method of the branches linked to design, the multidisciplinarity and the broadening of the intervention spaces, technology as an important source of cohesion and awareness, digital literacy, the new production models (FabLabs), architecture as a tool of sustainable development of the territory, the role played by visual communication in social change...
Innovative Character: 
Transforming an international design event into a long-term platform for research and development of new social systems.
Scaling Trajectory: