02 Nov

Ezio Manzini

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For over three decades he has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focused on social innovation, considered as a major driver of sustainable changes. In this perspective he started DESIS: an international network of schools of design, active in the…

02 Nov

Leyla Acoroglu

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Sustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As an award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences…

02 Nov

Alok Nandi

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Storyteller in multiple media, space and technologies, from high-tech interactive installations to low-tech mise-en-scène. Alok Nandi is a lecturer and invited professor as well as regular speaker at international conferences and events (incl. PechaKucha Tokyo, TEDx Flanders). In parallel, he launched PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA group in Brussels…

02 Nov

Brandon Gien

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Brandon Gien is the CEO of Good Design Australia, Chair of the Australian Good Design Awards, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Design Council. He has spent the past 25 years passionately advocating for the value of good design to improve our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality…

02 Nov

René Spitz

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René is researching the future of design education. He conducted an international study on this topic for the iF Design Foundation, which was published as a white book in 2021. This was followed by an evaluation of design studies from the perspective of public value. The foundation is…

02 Nov

Hanna Harris

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Hanna started as Helsinki’s second Chief Design Officer in 2020. Her task is to lead Helsinki’s pioneering work in using design to build the city’s future. Prior to this, she was Director of Archinfo Finland (2016-2020), the national promotion and collaboration platform for architecture. She was Commissioner of…

02 Nov

Gisele Raulik Murphy

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Dr. Gisele Raulik Murphy has a PhD in public policies for design and innovation (University of Wales) and a Masters in Strategies for Design and Innovation (Brunel University, UK). She is the Co-Founder and Partner at DUCO Design Intelligence based in Brazil. Gisele is passionate about collaborative work…

02 Nov

Päivi Tahkokallio

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Päivi Tahkokallio is Founder and CEO of Tahkokallio Design+, a strategic design agency from Lapland, Finland. With her track record on strategic and inclusive design she has often been called the mother of Arctic Design, a design approach to support sustainable development of the Arctic. Päivi was President…

02 Nov

Brigitte Borja de Mozota

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Brigitte Borja de Mozota is one of the world’s most prominent scholars in the domain of design management and author of the reference book Design Management – Using Design to Build Brand Value and Corporate Innovation. Currently, a consultant as well as professor and supervisor of MBA “managing…

02 Nov

Anna Whicher

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Anna specializes in developing, implementing and evaluating government policies using design methods. As Head of Policy Design at PDR (International Design and Research Centre) at Cardiff Metropolitan University, she is responsible for developing partnerships, drafting proposals, leading networks, conducting research, developing strategies and evaluating impact for government, enterprise…