Posts Tagged ‘stockholm design week’

Program for BoostTalk February 12th

January 27, 2010

Programme for BoostTalk during DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseet Friday February 12


Inaugural speech by David Carlson and Peer Eriksson from Designboost.


Jens Fager
Richard Hutten
Satyendra Pakhale

2 minute leg stretch

Ilse Crawford
Ross Lovegrove


13.00 OFFICIAL OPENING OF BOOSTSHOW (exhibition) ”Design for Life”. Inaugural speech speech by museum director Lena Rahoult.


Stephen Burks
Bjarke Ingels
Karim Rashid

2 minute leg stretch

14.40 SEMINAR ”Space for Life” with Ineke Hans, Karim Rashid, James Irvine, Henrik Otto and Ross Lovegrove. Moderators: David Carlson and Peer Eriksson.


16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION ”Design for Life” with Katrin Olina, Ilkka Suppanen, Gert Wingårdh, Monica Förster and Thomas Sandell. Moderators: David Carlson and Peer Eriksson.

16.50 WIND-UP: David Carlson and Peer Eriksson

17.00 THE END


DesignBoost at Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm

January 13, 2010


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.


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


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.

MiniBoost in Stockholm online

May 15, 2009

The first Miniboost for this year took place at the Stockholm Furniture Fair/Stockholm Design Week. We met up with twelve acknowledged personalities from the design industry; Alfredo Häberli,  Ineke Hans, Inga Sempe, Michael Young, Monica Förster, Claesson Koivisto Rune (Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune), Michael Sodeau, Ilkka Suppanen and Apocalypse (Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg). We asked them the same ten questions which originate from Designboost 2008 “Long Live the City” in Malmö around the theme of sustainable cities. The questions are written by different boosters like Jennifer Leonard, Sante Poromaa and Kristina Dryza. This series of MiniBoost BoostCasts can be seen as a relay race with questions as batons passed on to new boosters.