Posts Tagged ‘design for life’

Snapshots from DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseet

February 15, 2010

We have put up a lot of images from all different parts of DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseet which took place last week in Stockholm. BoostChat (workshops), BoostTalk (lectures and panels), BoostShow (exhibition), coffee breakes, lunches and after hour events like cocktails and our big party.

Go to the box named DesignBoost Arkitekturmuseet just below our periodic system. Here are a few posted just as temptation.

New speakers for Arkitekturmuseet revealed

January 19, 2010

As reported earlier DesignBoost will take place at Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm February 11-12. The overall theme is “Design for Life”. As earlier years Designboost has invited speakers from all over the world which represent the true frontline within design.

Today Designboost reveals four new speakers for the BoostTalk (lectures) on February 12th.

Karim Rashid – one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries

Ilse Crawford – a creative director and designer who crosses the worlds of brand creation, interiors and design.

Satyendra Pakhale – A cultural nomad born in India and now working from Amsterdam.

Monica Förster – One of the leading young designers from Sweden.

Last week Designboost revealed the name of the first nine speakers: Stephen Burks, Ineke Hans, Katrin Olina, Ilkka Suppanen, James Irvine, Richard Hutten, Bjarke Ingels, Gert Wingårdh and Thomas Sandell.

The entrance to the lectures on February 12 is free but you have to register no later than February 8 to mija@designboost.se.


Design for Life magazine online

November 3, 2009

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You can now read the ‘Design for Life’ magazine online. Follow this link and click on the image to get a fullscreen version.

BoostShow running until November 14

October 19, 2009

The BoostShow (formerly known as exhibition) will this year concentrate on Design for life.

How can we make design economically, ecologically and socially justifi- able? And even more important, how can we make lives better for the many? There is a need for a new holistic viewpoint. We all have a joint responsibility to make a difference. As private individuals, companies and organizations as well as cities, regions and countries.

The BoostShow is this year, as earlier years, based on our tool and check list The Sustainable Wheel. Through “best practice” examples you will be able to experience how different designers, companies, cities and regions are adapting to the challenges of creating better lives for the many. You will find examples from Electrolux, Audi, Skanska, E.On, Thule, Iittala, City of Malmö, Region Skåne, Malmö Art Museum and many more.

In another part of the BoostShow you will find good examples of Design for life related products from companies like Helly Hansen, Peepoople, The Stockholm City Mission, life Straw, Mater, Wästberg, Marimekko, Brio, Street Swag, David Design, Zero, Hay, Hans Grohe, Kvadrat and designers like Claesson Koivisto Rune, Monica Förster, Andrea Ruggiero, Ilse Crawford, Arik levy, Apocalypse and Filipe Balestra.

We will also present a selection of our inhouse produced filmed interviews with acknowledge personalities like Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Ross lovegrove, Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic, Richard Hutten, Katrin Olina, James Irvine, Jennifer leonard, Tom Dixon, Ineke Hans, Michael Young, Alfredo Häberli, Inga Sempe, Ilka Suppanen and many more.

Printed on large banners you will be able to read the one hundred question formulations written by our Boosters as a challenge to Design for life. You will also find the question formulations printed here and there in this magazine.

The DesignBoost 2009 BoostShow will take place from October 16 to November 14.

The address is Beijerskajen 8 in Malmö (in former K3 school, for a few month renamed to “the Sustainable center”).

Opening hours: Thursday–Friday 11am–6pm Saturday–Sunday 12am–4pm. Free entrance.

Complete speaker list for the BoostTalk

October 2, 2009

We are proud to present the complete Speaker list for the BoostTalk (lectures) on October 15th:

Ken Yeang, Architect at Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Ilse Crawford, Creative director and Designer at Studio Ilse
Richard Hutten, Designer
Colin Drummond, Director of Cultural & Business Insights at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Ineke Hans, Designer
Eero Koivisto, Architect and designer
Ary Perez, Engineer and artist.
Katrin Olina, Illustrator and designer
Roy Antink, Development Manager, Green Construction at Skanska
Magnus Lindqvist, Futurologist at Pattern Recognition
Jonas Pinzke and Harry MacNeil, Innovators for the greater good at The Good Guys
Mathias Eriksson, Copywriter and founder of Brikolör.
Max Fraser, Director at Spotlight Press
Katja Gry Carlsen, Potentialiser- Pr & Communication
Behrang Miri, Rapper, Actor and Teacher
Katarina Graffman and Kristina Börjesson, Anthropologist respectively Researcher sustainable design
Brent Richards and Philip Allsopp, Founders of Transpolis Global
Filipe Balestra, Architect
Johan Berhin, designer and founder of Green Furniture Sweden

WHEN:
BoostTalk (lectures) on October 15th between 9am and 6pm.

WHERE:
Beijerskajen 8 in Malmö, Sweden (former K3 school).

TICKETS:
Tickets for the BoostTalk (lectures) at DesignBoost 2009 on Thursday October 15th are now released. Please follow this link for tickets and registration:http://shop.textalk.se/shop.php?id=12396

The price for a ticket is SEK 1900, coffee and lunch included. You will also get an exclusive preview of the DesignBoost 2009 BoostShow (exhibition).

WHY:
It´s time to rethink design. To create long time value instead of short time profit. To build the future on generosity instead of greed. We need optimism, new spirit and change! We need Design for Life.

Design for Life is all about how we can create better lives for the many. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure to food, entertainment, products and brands. Together we have a joint responsibility. We can all make a difference

Design is always about humans – about satisfying needs, solving problems and attracting us towards new experiences. This implies that great design often is founded on a social and cultural perspective. Unfortunately design has partly turned into a major source of pollution. Just look at everything modish and the hunt for newness. I big part of the industry are focusing on more when we actually need better.

Design for Life is about care and cooperation. It´s about taking steps forward regardless of length. Doing anything is always better than nothing.

Our goal is that DesignBoost 2009 will be characterised by new insights, new thoughts, new friends and preferably laughter, or as we put it; right, ah, haha!

PARTNERS:

DesignBoost 2009 – ´Design for Life´ is a junction for curious minds, commercial and industrial life, organisations and institutions. Our BoostPartners 2009 include: Electrolux, IKEA, Audi, Iittala, Arena, Skanska, Thule, E.ON, Swedish EU presidency, City of Malmö and Region Skåne.

Further info: www.designboost.se

Twelve first Boosters at DesignBoost 2009

September 17, 2009

Today we reveal the twelve first Boosters (speakers) at the BoostTalk (lectures) on October 15. As earlier years we have invited Boosters from all over the world which represent the true frontline within design in its broadest context:

Ken Yeang, Architect at Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Ilse Crawford, Creative director and Designer at Studio Ilse
Richard Hutten, Designer
Max Fraser, Director at Spotlight Press
Colin Drummond, Director of Cultural & Business Insights at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Ineke Hans, Industrial designer
Katarina Graffman and Kristina Börjesson, Anthropologist respectively Researcher sustainable design
Magnus Lindqvist, Futurologist at Pattern Recognition
Behrang Miri, Rapper, Actor and Teacher
Jonas Pinzke and Harry MacNeil, Innovators for the greater good at The Good Guys

Ten more Boosters for the BoostTalk on October 15 will be revealed week 39.

Tickets are available here.

Why ‘Design for Life’?

September 2, 2009

As we have mentioned before the theme for DesignBoost 2009, which will take place October 14-16 in Malmö Sweden, is ‘Design for Life’. We have tried to briefly describe our vision of the theme in the text below. The idea is, of course, to further develop the idea of ‘Design for Life’ at the event in October. What is your idea of the theme? Please write a comment below and let us know.

Design for Life – DesignBoost 2009, October 14–16.

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BACKGROUND / WHY

DesignBoost 2009 is all about how we design the way we live. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure to food, entertainment, products and brands.

Design is always about humans – about satisfying needs, solving problems and attracting us towards new experiences. This implies that great design often is founded on a social and cultural perspective. Unfortunately design has partly turned into a major source of pollution. Just look at everything modish and the hunt for newness in combination with a general lack of quality and blase design development that too often just seem to focus on magazine coverage. Is it surprising that people are getting tired of design and wonder what it is really all about?

The question is, how can we make design sustainable? How can we make it economically, ecologically and socially justifiable? There is a need for a new holistic viewpoint. We all have a joint responsibility to make a difference. As private individuals, companies and organizations as well as cities, regions and countries.

OBJECTIVES

-To reflect the principle that design is multidisciplinary reaching way beyond the obvious.

-To make everybody question, reach awareness and think in new paths when it comes to creating better lives for lots of people.

-To improve cooperation among companies, institutions and organisations and practitioners of design in its broadest context.

-To provide for better and more culturally connected design solutions.

-To find new ways for creating long time value instead of short term profit.

-To improve diversity, justice and integration.

THEME

Design for Life

KEY WORDS

humanism, responsibility, generosity, change

HOW

To get a holistic view on Design for Life the Sustainable Wheel and its seven spokes are used as a pedagogic resource:

Design for Life is environmental friendly

About the importance of affecting the environment as little as possible.

Design for Life is aestethic

About the importance of to age with grace.

Design for Life is authentic

About the importance of telling credible stories.

Design for Life is innovative

About the importance of developing unique attributes on several levels.

Design for Life is affective

About the importance of being part of the user.

Design for Life is multi quality

About the importance of owning multi-quality capacities.

Design for Life is compatible

About the importance of being part of a bigger coherence.

WHAT

Design for Life will be debated in thirtysix BoostChat (workshops), explained in twenty BoostTalk (lectures) and visualized in one BoostShow (exhibition).

The BoostShow will present different best practice concepts based on the holistic viewpoint of the Sustainable Wheel; Design for Life, Serving the Future, The Spirit of Play, Active Lifestyle, My life – My city, Sustainable Mobility, Building for Better Life.

Design for Life – DesignBoost 2009, October 14–16.
BACKGROUND / WHY
DesignBoost 2009 is all about how we design the way we live. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure to food, entertainment, products and brands.
Design is always about humans – about satisfying needs, solving problems and attracting us towards new experiences. This implies that great design often is founded on a social and cultural perspective. Unfortunately design has partly turned into a major source of pollution. Just look at everything modish and the hunt for newness in combination with a general lack of quality and blase design development that too often just seem to focus on magazine coverage. Is it surprising that people are getting tired of design and wonder what it is really all about?
The question is, how can we make design sustainable? How can we make it economically, ecologically and socially justifiable? There is a need for a new holistic viewpoint. We all have a joint responsibility to make a difference. As private individuals, companies and organizations as well as cities, regions and countries.
OBJECTIVES
-To reflect the principle that design is multidisciplinary reaching way beyond the obvious.
-To make everybody question, reach awareness and think in new paths when it comes to creating better lives for lots of people.
-To improve cooperation among companies, institutions and organisations and practitioners of design in its broadest context.
-To provide for better and more culturally connected design solutions.
-To find new ways for creating long time value instead of short term profit.
-To improve diversity, justice and integration.
THEME
Design for Life
KEY WORDS
humanism, responsibility, generosity, change
HOW
To get a holistic view on Design for Life the Sustainable Wheel and its seven spokes are used as a pedagogic resource:
Design for Life is environmental friendly
About the importance of affecting the environment as little as possible.
Design for Life is aestethic
About the importance of to age with grace.
Design for Life is authentic
About the importance of telling credible stories.
Design for Life is innovative
About the importance of developing unique attributes on several levels.
Design for Life is affective
About the importance of being part of the user.
Design for Life is multi quality
About the importance of owning multi-quality capacities.
Design for Life is compatible
About the importance of being part of a bigger coherence.
WHAT
Design for Life will be debated in thirtysix BoostChat (workshops), explained in twenty BoostTalk (lectures) and visualized in one BoostShow (exhibition).
The BoostShow will present different best practice concepts based on the holistic viewpoint of the Sustainable Wheel; Design for Life, Serving the Future, The Spirit of Play, Active Lifestyle, My life – My city, Sustainable Mobility, Building for Better Life.