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.

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Design Diplomacy 2018

Upcoming events – Helsinki Design Week 2018

Friday, 7 September
Belgium

Monday, 10 September
Denmark
The Netherlands

Tuesday, 11 September
Slovakia
Iceland

Wednesday, 12 September
Spain
Norway

Thursday, 13 September
Sweden
Italy
Latvia

Friday, 14 September
The United Kingdom
Estonia

Saturday, 15 September
Ireland

Pre-registration to events will begin in August. Places are limited.


Past events

18.1.2018 Design Diplomacy in Berlin

21.3.2018 Design Diplomacy in Oslo

Design Diplomacy 2017

Past events – Helsinki Design Week 2017

Friday, 8 September
Belgium

Monday, 11 September
Slovakia
Austria

Tuesday, 12 September
Latvia

Wednesday, 13 September
Sweden
Norway

Thursday, 14 September
Spain
The Netherlands

Friday, 15 September
The United Kingdom
Denmark

Saturday, 16 September
Italy
Iceland

For more information, please contact Producer Helena Fernström, helena.fernstrom@helsinkidesignweek.com

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