Once again, Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York will open virtual doors to the prestigious Nordic consular residences in a series of engaging talks. Invented by Helsinki Design Week, Nordic Design Diplomacy boldly combines traditional diplomacy with informal dialogue, how design is used to share different perspectives on culture and values. This time, these conversations invite two professionals in the field to share their experiences and perspectives working in different cultural contexts, in the Nordics and the USA.
Nordic Consul Generals will host talks with Nordic and American design professionals, discussing life and work based on questions pulled from a specially curated deck of cards. This year, due to Covid-19 requirements of social distancing, the conversations will be pre-recorded at the residences, and launched for public viewing on consecutive days atNYCxDESIGN’s Design Days between May 13-18 2021. In addition to the conversations, the audience will learn about the design and history of the consular residences as an embodiment of Nordic values through virtual tours of these unique spaces. Nordic Design Diplomacy in New York videos will be presented in collaboration with Helsinki Design Weekand NYCxDESIGN. The events are free of charge. The series is supported by The Nordic Council of Ministers.
This year’s specially featured speakers are: Einar Hagem (LundHagem), Francine Houben, (Mecanoo), Hlynur Atlason, (ATLASON / studio), Todd Bracher(Todd Bracher Studio), Teemu Suviala (Facebook Reality Labs), Debbie Millman (Design Matters), Eva ChristineJensen (Eva Jensen Design), Kyle Bergman (Architecture and Design Film Festival), Claudine Eriksson (Graphic Designer and Art Director), and Anna Burckhardt (Curator and Writer).
NORDIC DESIGN DIPLOMACY TALKS SCHEDULE (all times in Eastern Standard Time)
All videos will be posted here on this page according to the schedule below.
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