Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks

BEing a Game Changer

2022-års upplaga av Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks sänds 8-10 februari och ligger sedan kvar i fyra veckor på eventets plattform. 

Stockholm Design & Architecture Talks är ett internationellt event med inbjudna gäster som delar i panelsamtal både i studiomiljö och via länk. Programmet bjuder också på ett flertal intressanta föredrag kring aktuella ämnen för branschen. Hela eventet hålls på engelska, Läs mer om programmet nedan. 

How do we build more sustainable cities?
What does circularity in design really mean and how do we create innovative and profit-driven furniture companies in a circular economy?

With “Being a Game Changer” as an overall theme Stockholm Design and Architecture Talks 2022 focus on the most important issues facing the industry right now. 

Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs will moderate a number of the panel discussions during the digital seminar programme, as will the British journalist Katie Treggiden. She recently wrote the book Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure (Ludion, 2020) and runs the successful podcast Circular with Katie Treggiden, which explores the role that craft can play in the transition to a more circular economy.

“We want to spark debate and instigate collaborations over the genres and have invited a number of interesting moderators and speakers to discuss some of the most important issues facing our industry. We must help each other and put competition aside in order to find the best solutions going forward,” says Hanna Nova Beatrice, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week. She will host the three day digital program together with Konrad Olsson from Scandinavian Mind. 

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February 8
How do we design more sustainable cities? We kick off the first day of three with a series of panel discussions focusing on sustainable change in the industry. We discuss greenwashing, architecture for a better future and challenges ahead with panelists ranging from Polestars' Fredrika Klaren to curator and architecture critic Beatrice Galilee. Moderator Katie Treggiden explores waste as a raw material and we visit the Swedish design studio Front in their new space, looking at their latest research project and news to come.
Photo: Design studio Front by by Christopher Hunt

February 9
How do we create innovative and profit-driven companies in a circular economy? We look at new business models in the industry and explore mending and repair as tools to keep materials and objects in use. We calculate the footprint of a piece of furniture and look at how traceability can accelerate sustainability. We also visit the iconic Swedish interior architect Åke Axelsson in his studio, to coincide with the exhibition Talking to Åke opening at the Sven-Harry Art Museum in collaboration with Stockholm Design Week.
Photo ÅKE Axelsson by Martin Brusewitz

February 10
What does it mean for designers and architects when furniture, fashion and art is becoming completely digital and selling for millions? Todays' panel debates discuss design for the Metaverse, with, amongst others, NFT designer Andrés Reisinger and Emma Ridderstad from Warpin Media. We also look at 3D-printing as a solution for more sustainable construction and production, and analyse the spatial benefits of wood architecture. Moderator Marcus Fairs discusses architecture for social good and we dig into the best way of making a carbon budget for your company.
Photo: Studio Reisinger - The Hortensia armchair by Andrés Reisinger