Design Diplomacy

1.9.10.9.2016

Helsinki

Free

Aino Huovio

This new event by Helsinki Design Week takes you into diplomatic circles!

A series of evening discussions enters ambassadors’ homely residencies that only few of us have been allowed to see. Each night, one design professional from the hosting country meets a Finnish designer in a new card game. Playful, intelligent questions challenge both the speakers and the audience.

In addition to discussions that last for about half an hour, you will learn interesting details about unique residencies and their architecture over a glass of wine. How many ambassadors have lived in the apartment? How does the place reflect its history and use?

Look for more information on the residencies and speakers:

Thursday, September 1 at 2-4 pm
Slovakia  

Friday, September 2 at 5-7 pm  
Austria  

Monday, September 5 at 5-6.30 pm
Denmark

Tuesday, September 6 at 5-8 pm
Belgium

Wednesday, September 7 at 11am-1pm
Sweden 

Wednesday, September 7 at 5-7 pm
Iceland 

Thursday, September 8 at 5-7 pm
Netherlands

Friday, September 9 at 2-4 pm
Spain    

Friday, September 9 at 5-7 pm
Italy  

Saturday, September 10 at 6-8 pm
Japan

Speakers include MAK’s director Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Spanish designer Martí Guixé, and Japanese glass designer Toru Horiguchi. Their Finnish counterparts include Design Museum’s director Jukka Savolainen, chef Antto Melasniemi, and fashion designer Laura Juslin. 

The application is now closed.

Topics
Industrial design
Interiors and furniture
Product design
Architecture and urban planning
Ceramics and glass design
Fashion and accessories
Textile design
Service design
Digital design
Sustainability and materials
Food
Creative economy
Design policy
Research
Seminar/ panel discussion / lecture