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DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm

January 13, 2010

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The theme of this autumn’s DesignBoost in Malmö was Design for Life. Now the question is once again being posed, how to make design economical, ecological and fair when DesignBoost collaborates with Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm.

At this DesignBoost people of worldwide reputation such as Stephen Burkes, Ineke Hans, Katrin Olina, Ilkka Suppanen, James Irvine, Richard Hutten, Bjarke Ingels, Gert Wingårdh and Thomas Sandell will participate. Additional participants will be announced.

Design for Life is about how we shall shape our way of life. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure as well as food, entertainment, products and brands. Over the years design unfortunately has developed more and more into an exceedingly contributing source of pollution and over consumption. Therefore some of the biggest names in the world of design will once again meet, to show how design and architecture may be used to create better conditions for people as well as for the environment.

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One of the speakers is Stephen Burks, known among other things for his border breaking collaborations with artisans in South Africa and Peru.

We need to redefine design and focus on people’s needs, rather than just surface. When design is put in a humanistic perspective one understands the tremendous ability it has to make change happen, socially as well as economically and ecologically. With knowledge of design, we can solve and improve everyday life of people both in Sweden and globally, says Peer Eriksson.

DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseeum in Stockholm will take place on the 11-12th of February with around seventy especially invited participants. During two days BoostChats (workshops) and BoostTalks (lectures) on the theme Design for Life will be held. BoostChat on the 11th is exclusively open to those especially invited guests while the talks on the 12th will be open to the public (the entrance to the talks on February 12 is free but you have to register no later than February 8 to mija@designboost.se.

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As a part of this a BoostShow (exhibition) with examples of holistic sustainable design will be open until the 9th of March.

DesignBoost invites the most pioneering thinkers. Stephen Burks is established as one of the worlds greatest designers but other brilliant talents will also attend, such as Bjarke Ingels, architect and maker of Denmark’s pavilion on the world exhibition in Shanghai later this year, David Carlson tells us. He, along with Peer Eriksson is the initiative behind DesignBoost.

The scheme for BoostTalk on October 15

October 6, 2009

Here is the up to date scheme for the BoostTalk at DesignBoost 2009 on October 15th. Tickets are still available through this link.

9.00 WELCOME
Inaugural speech by David Carlson and Peer Eriksson
Session one
To be confirmed
Mathias Eriksson
Filipe Balestra
Max Fraser
10.30 ENERGIZING BREAK
Session two
Ilse Crawford
Magnus Lindqvist
Behrang Miri
Ineke Hans
To be confirmed
12.30 LUNCH
Session three
Richard Hutten
Jonas Pinzke/Harry McNeil
Colin Drummond
Katrin Olina
Roy Antink
15.00 ENERGIZING BREAK
Session four
Ary Perez
Ken Yeang
Katarina Graffman/Kristina Börjesson
Short body stretch
Eero Koivisto
Brent Richards/Phillip Allsopp
Wind-up: David Carlson and Peer Eriksson
17.30 THE END

9.00 WELCOME

Inaugural speech by David Carlson and Peer Eriksson

Session one

Katja Gry Carlsen

Mathias Eriksson

Filipe Balestra

Max Fraser

10.30 ENERGIZING BREAK

Session two

Ilse Crawford

Magnus Lindqvist

Behrang Miri

Ineke Hans

Johan Berhin

12.30 LUNCH

Session three

Richard Hutten

Jonas Pinzke/Harry McNeil

Colin Drummond

Katrin Olina

Roy Antink

15.00 ENERGIZING BREAK

Session four

Ary Perez

Ken Yeang

Katarina Graffman/Kristina Börjesson

Short body stretch

Eero Koivisto

Brent Richards/Philip Allsopp

Wind-up by David Carlson and Peer Eriksson

17.30 THE END