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Design Talks


This event has passed

The event has been postponed to June 2020, a new date expected

The ticket sales for DesignTalks 2020 is now open. Ticket price is 14.900 ISK.

The international conference DesignTalks is the signature event of DesignMarch, Iceland´s design festival. It is illustrating the spectrum of design and architecture, its relevance, power, potential and responsibility in today’s society. A full day of inspiration.

It will take place on 26th of March 2020 where outstanding designers, architects and creative thought leaders will discuss the ever-changing role of design in times of transformation against colossal global challenges under the theme of NEW WORLD // NEW WAYS.

The event is curated, as in previous years, by Hlín Helga Guðlaugsdóttir. This year she will be joined by Robert Thiemann founder and editor-in-chief of FRAME magazine to moderate the event. Thiemann is the director of Frame Publishers, which also publishes the magazines Mark, Foam and Elephant as well as books on architecture and design. He has valuable insight into the design scene and has consulted and lectured for companies such as Chanel, Kering, Nespresso and Vitra, and sits regularly on juries for design competitions all over the world.

Now in it’s twelfth year, the audience at DesignTalks, a mixed crowd of designers, architects, entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals from public and private entities have been inspired by a 100 or so speakers through the years. Those include the architect Bjarke Ingels / BIG, the fashion mogul Calvin Klein, the graphic designer Jessica Walsh / Sagmeister&Walsh, design duo Studio Swine, CCDO Paul Bennett / IDEO, fashion designer and sustainability pioneer Katharine Hamnett, food designer Marije Vogelzang, architect Kristian Edwards / Snöhetta and many more.

Stay tuned for announcements on speakers for DesignTalks 2020 on Designmarch.is. DesignMarch will take place on the 25th- 29th of March.