Architects Rahel Belatchew (SE) and Steinþór Kári Kárason (IS) have been invited by the Swedish Ambassador Håkan Juholt to his residence for a design-centered talk followed by a canapé party.
Design Diplomacy will be part of DesignMarch for the second time. First introduced to the programme in 2017, this concept – borrowed from Helsinki Design Week – is a novelty take on a discussion event, where ambassadors open the door to their residences and invite us for an evening of design-centred talks and a canape party.
It’s not your regular moderated panel talk though – at each of the events a designer from the hosting country meets an Icelandic designer for a game of question cards. The deck has been specially designed to power and spark the discussion. The topics reflect upon design, but not design only – the playful questions are sure to be a challenge both for the speakers and the audience. This year, six ambassadors in Iceland are participating, and the guest line-up includes architects, and fashion and textile designers.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION AND ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS WILL BE ADMITTED.
You can secure your place on the guest list here
Rahel Belatchew of Belatchew Architects is well known for the eco-friendly solutions and fierce aesthetics of her architecture. Her experimental studio, Belatchew Labs, also tackles the challenges of the contemporary city.
Steinþór Kári Kárason is a founder of Kurt og pí Architects and Professor of Architecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. He recently completed the award-winning Marshall House regeneration project.