Design Diplomacy 

Design Diplomacy opens doors to the public of Embassy residences that only a few of us have been allowed to see. One design professional from each country meets a Finnish designer in a Design Diplomacy card game. Playful 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 residences 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?

Design Diplomacy is an event concept launched by Helsinki Design Week in 2016. In addition to Helsinki, Design Diplomacy discussions have been organized in Reykjavik, Tokyo, Madrid, Berlin and Oslo.


Design Diplomacy discussions in 2019

Read more and register for the events by clicking the name of the country.

Friday, 6 September

Iceland (9-11) FULL
Sweden (14-16) FULL
Belgium (17-19) FULL

Monday, 9 September

Latvia (14-16)
Estonia (17-19) FULL

Tuesday 10, September

Norway (9-11) FULL
The United Kingdom (14-16) FULL
Italy (17-19) FULL

Wednesday 11, September

Ireland (9-11)
Slovakia (14-16)
The Netherlands (17-19) FULL

Thursday 12, September

Spain (14-16) FULL
Denmark (17-19) FULL

Design Diplomacy, Helsinki Design Week 2019





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