NEW WORLD // NEW WAYS.
The international conference DesignTalks is the signature event of DesignMarch, Iceland´s design festival. It is illustrating the spectrum of design and architecture, its relevance, power, potential and responsibility in today’s society. A full day of inspiration.
It will take place on 26th of March 2020 where outstanding designers, architects and creative thought leaders will discuss the ever-changing role of design in times of transformation against colossal global challenges.
This years overall theme is New World, New Ways and will operate as a red thread through the day, as all the speakers are in one way or the other responding to the current global situation
The event is curated, as in previous years, by Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir. This year she will be joined by Robert Thiemann founder and editor-in-chief of FRAME magazine to moderate the event. Thiemann is the director of Frame Publishers.
He has valuable insight into the design scene and has consulted and lectured for companies such as Chanel, Kering, Nespresso and Vitra, and sits regularly on juries for design competitions all over the world.
Since 2008 around 100 speakers have inspired DesignTalks audience, a mixed crowd of designers, architects, entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals from public and private entities. Those include the architect Bjarke Ingels / BIG, the fashion mogul Calvin Klein, the graphic designer Jessica Walsh / Sagmeister&Walsh, design duo Studio Swine, CCDO Paul Bennett / IDEO, fashion designer and sustainability pioneer Katharine Hamnett, food designer Marije Vogelzang, architect Kristian Edwards / Snöhetta and many more.
DesignTalks is a signature event of DesignMarch, produced by the Iceland Design Centre with the support of Arion Bank and the City of Reykjavik.
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