The theme of this spring´s DesignBoost in Stockholm at Arkitekturmuseet was Design for Life. Now the question is once again being posed, how to make design economical, ecological and fair when DesignBoost collaborates with City of Arnhem, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten and Premsela in Arnhem Holland.
At this DesignBoost people of worldwide reputation such as Satyendra Pakhale, Ineke Hans, Brent Richards, Richard Hutten, Flora Bowden, Roelof Mulder, David Shah, Joost Alferink, Joffrey Walonker, Sean Pillot de Chenecey and Rudy Stroink will participate. Additional participants will be announced.
Design for Life is about how we shall shape our way of life. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure as well as food, entertainment, products and brands. Over the years design unfortunately has developed more and more into an exceedingly contributing source of pollution and over consumption.
Therefor some interesting names in the world of design will once again meet, to show how design and architecture may be used to create better conditions for people as well as for the environment.
One of the speakers is Ineke Hans, known for her furniture and products that come as one-offs, small series, or as mass-produced items. Next to that the studio works on exhibitions and architectural projects. We need to redefine design and focus on people´s needs, rather than just surface. When design is put in a humanistic perspective one understands the tremendous ability it has to make change happen, socially as well as economically and ecologically. With knowledge of design, we can solve and improve everyday life of people both in Sweden and globally, says Peer Eriksson.
DesignBoost – Made in [Arnhem] in Arnhem Holland will take place on the 6-7 September with around seventy five especially invited participants. During two days BoostChats (workshops) and BoostTalks (lectures) on the theme Design for Life will be held. BoostChat on the 6th is exclusively open to those especially invited guests while the BoostTalks on the 7th will be open to the public. Entrance is free!
DesignBoost invites the most pioneering thinkers. Ineke Hans is established as one of the worlds greatest designers but other brilliant talents will also attend, such as Richard Hutten, among other things involved in Droog design since 1993, David Carlson tells us. He, along with Peer Eriksson is the initiative behind DesignBoost.
Further info at http://www.designboost.se
Regarding questions, please contact:
David Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 70-798 28 97
Peer Eriksson, email@example.com, +46 70-5336631
WHERE: The BoostTalk (lectures) is open for public and takes place at Auditorium ArtEZ, Oude Kraan 26, Arnhem Holland September 7th between 10am and 4pm. Free entrance.