The international conference DesignTalks is the signature event of DesignMarch. A conference that illustrates the spectrum of design and architecture, its relevance, power, potential and responsibility in today’s society. A day filled with inspiration.
DesignTalks takes place at Harpa, Music Hall and Conference Centre with a mixed crowd audience including designers, architects, entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals from public and private entities. Harpa is one of Reykjavik’s greatest landmarks and a Mies van der Rohe Award winner for contemporary architecture.
Speakers at DesignTalks through the years include Bjarke Ingels, Katharine Hamnett, Winy Maas, Paul Bennett of IDEO, Kristian Edwards of Snøhetta, Henrik Vibskov, Robert Wang of Google Creative Lab, Studio Swine, Calvin Klein, Daisy Ginsberg, Jonathan Barnbrook, Eley Kishimoto, Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister&Walsh, Ilkka Supponen, Marti Guixé, Jersey Seymour, Marcus Fairs of Dezeen, Anthony Dunne of Dunne & Raby, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Marije Vogelzang and many more.
Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, designer and advisor has been the curator of DesignTalks since 2015.