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Registration for BEDA Design Forum is Open for Public

BEDA Design Forum in Copenhagen

Partnership between BEDA and the Danish Design Center
8 June, 13:00-17:00 CEST

Venue: DDC – Danish Design Center, Bryghuspladsen 8, BLOX, 2. Floor, 1473 Copenhagen
Tickets: Free, but you have to register here:[…]C4A/viewform?usp=sf_link

We are thrilled to announce that the registration for our public BEDA Design Forum is open.

Join us in Copenhagen as we bring everyone together in one room. After exploring hybrid events, we’ve realized that nothing compares to the energy and connections made face-to-face.

The future Design Sector

Which skills are needed as a designer?
Designers have always been at the forefront of creating meaning and adding value to the world. As such, designers are also partly responsible for the world’s challenges due to enormous consumption and the pursuit of financial growth, with too little attention paid to the long-term negative effects. Our peer-ancestors designed this. However, the design sector is also part of the solution. To design solutions that are more sustainable, more regenerative, juster, and more life-enhancing. Designers have that responsibility. To fulfil this obligation, we, the design sector, must ensure we continue to have the right skills, thus, a seat at the table.

To help set the scene
Join this important conversation at the BEDA Design Forum 2023 in Copenhagen. Based on inspirational talks, we’ll identify the crucial design (leadership) skills of the future Design Sector.

Meet among others Christian Bason CEO – Danish Design Center, Lisa Lang Director Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator – EIT Climate KIC, Oskar Stokholm Østergaard Design & Future Lead – Danish Design Center and Lise Thomsen Head of Creative Industries, the Confederation of Danish Industries. Together they will share insights and perspectives that will fuel the conversation of the future design sector.

Programme – 8 June 13:00-17:00 CEST

13.00 – 13.10 Welcome to BEDA DESIGN FORUM 2023
Isabelle Verilhac, BEDA President and Head of International Affairs and
Innovation, Cité du design, Saint-Etienne

13.10 – 13.20 Introducing the theme The Future Design Sector – Skills
Christina Melander, BEDA Vice-President and Director of Digital Transition,
Danish Design Center

13.20 – 13.50 Inspirational talk 1: Expand – Beyond Design Thinking
Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Center

13.50 – 13.55 Reflection exercise

13.55 – 14.15 Inspirational talk 2: The New Rise of the Creative Class
Lisa Lang, Director Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator – EIT Climate KIC

14.15 – 14.20 Reflection exercise

14.20 – 14.40 Inspirational talk 3: Designing for Societal Transitions
Oskar Stokholm Østergaard Design & Future Lead – Danish Design Center

14.40 – 14.45 Reflection exercise

14.45 – 15.00 BREAK

15.00 – 15.10 Introduction to workshop part 1

15.10 – 16.00 WORKSHOP part 1
Which skills are needed as a designer?

16.00 – 16.10 Introduction to workshop part 2

16.10 – 16.40 WORKSHOP part 2
How do we put this into action?

16.40 – 16.55 Inspirational talk 4 / the outro: Denmark’s Next Design Policy
Lise Thomsen Head of Creative Industries, the Confederation of Danish

16.55 – 17.00 THANK – next step

17.00 – 19.00 Networking

Plan your trip to Copenhagen

Besides our Design Forum, there will be many interesting design events.
One of them is BEDA General Assembly for our members on 9 June.
Check out the programme of 3daysofdesign and choose the additional events you wish to attend.

This year the BEDA General Assembly and the preceding Design Forum are hosted at the Danish Design Center which is located ​​in BLOXhub, a hub for design, architecture and urban innovation in Copenhagen.

Last updated: 01/08/23

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