DesignTalks is the opening seminar and signature event of DesignMarch, produced by the Iceland Design Centre. It is a day of inspirational talks by leading designers and design-thinkers on the impact and relevance of design, with it’s 2016 version exploring the innovation power of design, leadership by design and how to harness its potential for increased livability and sustainable futures.
“Gentlemen, we’ve run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.”
– Nobel Prize Laureate Ernest Rutherford, 1908
With DesignTalks we hope to inspire creative professionals, businesses, thought leaders and designers themselves, to take design seriously and to creatively collaborate towards a future we all want to share.
with loads of coffee from Kaffitár08:30
by Marco Steinberg & Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, moderators of the day09:10
by Maria Giudice, VP Experience Design Autodesk09:20
by Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson, Corporate Entrepreneur, Arion Bank10:20
Brynja Þóra Guðnadóttir, Designer, Entrepreneur10:30
by Tom Loosemore, Director of Digital Services at the Co-Operative Group10:35
by Maria Lisogorskay, architect, co-founder of Assemble11:10
A conversation about design in government and future-viability hosted by Marco Steinberg, architect and innovation strategist with Tom Loosemore and Maria Lisogorskaya of Assemble11:45
served in Eyri12:15
by Jonathan Barnbrook, graphic designer13:00
by Katrín Ólína Pétursdóttir, designer, artist, illustrator14:00
by Studio Swine, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves14:20
by Dr. Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, EVP of Research & Development, Össur15:20
by Lauren Bowker, The Textile Alchemist15:45
or perhaps just the beginning… Let’s mingle in the bar!16:30
DesignTalks is organised by Iceland Design Centre.
Iceland Design Centre is the promotion organisation of Icelandic design and architecture. It aims to achieve more appreciation of the importance of good design and architecture for society. Its role is to promote design of all kinds as a vital and profitable aspect of the Icelandic economy, and thus to enhance competi- tiveness and economic gain.