Global Design Form V&A London

Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Taking place throughout the Festival at the V&A, the Forum features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that together reflect the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.

From 15 – 23 September speakers from all corners of the global design community will share new perspectives on designing for a shifting future. From design values and housing solutions, to the power of disruption, book your tickets to Global Design Forum today and be informed and inspired by industry’s innovators.


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Ideas to Change the World / Opening Up Design

Monday 17 Sept

Pioneering ideas that are opening up design from the inside out.

  • Leon Lakowski, Designer, ALL IN – Opening up manufacturing by creating the world’s first 3d printed task light
  • Kara Pecknold, Creative Director, Collective Action Toolkit, Frog
  • Petra Janssen, Designer Creative Director Co founder Foundation Social label
  • Grace Gould, Founder, SODA (School of Digital Age) – Chair

During the Forum more than 50 international speakers will share their perspectives on designing for how we live today, and the world we want to inhabit tomorrow. From super materials and radical technologies to core principles and key methodology, be inspired by world-leading designers discussing all possibilities opening up in every corner of design.


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