DESIGN POLICY CONFERENCE

FROM
LOCAL TO
GLOBAL

WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL VALENCIA 2022

3rd and 4th of November 2022

Valencia Conference Center

About the conference

Design-led urban policies are increasingly recognized as critical to shaping the future prosperity and wellbeing of a city and its inhabitants. The World Design Policy Conference provides a global platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, and best practices from different countries, regions, and cities that are developing, launching, and maintaining effective design policy.

A live in-person meeting in Valencia, one of the Signature Events of the World Design Capital 2022, with the mediterranean city at the international spotlight as a pole of attraction for foreign investments seeking opportunities thanks to its development and stability.

The findings and conclusions of this Conference have the potential to set the foundation for a design-led legacy programme that benefits both the design community and mainly the citizens, and that resonates far beyond the designated WDC year. A content that can influence existing policies facilitating a legacy in political management.

Speakers

Ezio Manzini

President of DESIS Network

Leyla Acoroglu

Sustainability provocateur

Alok Nandi

Professor of design, creativity & innovation at Institut Paul Bocuse

Brandon Gien

CEO of Good Design Australia

René Spitz

Journalist and researcher

Hannah Harris

Chief Design Officer, city of Helsinki

Gisele Raulik Murphy

Partner at DUCO Design Intelligence

Päivi Tahkokallio

CEO of Tahkokallio Design+

Brigitte Borja de Mozota

Professor and consultant

Anna Whicher

Head of Policy Design at PDR (International Design and Research Centre)

More to come