We can announce ten new speakers for the Designboost event in Malmö, Sweden. Designboost which consists of workshops, lectures and an exhibition will penetrate questions of current interest on design in a broad perspective and put them on the agenda in the society at large. This year´s theme is sustainable design.
– We are very proud of our roundup for the lecture part of Designboost on October 18th. We have formed an interesting group of people consisting of everything from designers and architects to web strategists and ethnographers, says David Carlson.
The ten new speakers are:
Stephen Burks is one of the most successful designers in his generation. He is working with everything from shop interiors and packaging to to furniture and home accessories. One of his latest projects was the design of the bottle for the new Calvin Klein perfume CK IN2U.
The work of Mathilda Tham includes trend forecasting, fashion and sustainable issues. Mathilda has also been working with design, pr and marketing. Mathilda works as professor at Beckmans college of design in Stockholm and teaches about eco-design at Goldsmith college in England.
Ilkka Suppanen once belonged to the successful Snowcrash design community and his creativity often leads him forward towards new materials and technologies. He is both preserving and developing the innovative and functional Scandinavian heritage.
Katarina Graffman works as an ethnographer. Her tools are simple but the practice is complex. It consists of digging for something with unknown shape, colour and size. The research take place wherever, whenever as reality is her lab. The experiments are conducted in cars, homes, stores, workplaces and parks.
Kristina has for most part of her professional life as a projects manager and managing director worked for an altered attitude to marketing. Kristina lives since 1996 in London and has written a Master thesis on designers as the link between culture and meaning as also a PhD thesis on the affective sustainability of objects.
Jens Martin Skibsted
Through is company Skibsted Ideation Jens Martin Skibsted develops innovative products that are brand carriers, drive numbers and massively boost PR. He applies the thinking of branding, fashion and music to the world of industrial design. Jens Martin Skibsted is the founder of Biomega – the luxury urban mobility brand.
Nina Jobs is an internationally recognized and awarded designer. With a background as graphic designer she holds a master degree in product-design from ENSAD-Paris. Her designs includes works within products, furniture and textile design. Nina also make speeches world wide.
John-Michael Ekeblad runs Daytime Projects Inc which is a strategic design consultancy based in New York City that creates magic out of rationality. John-Michael´s philosophy is about convergence of design culture with deep consumerism and artistic movement that creates a platform of Commercial Aesthetics.
Björn Jeffery works as CEO and Internet Strategist at the Swedish communication agency Good Old. As co-founder of the company, his main focus is the implementation of current and future web trends to large publishing houses. Björn is also the founder of two of Swedens largest blogs, Discobelle.net and Manolo.se.
Civil Engineer KTH, Stockholm 1990, Master of Art RCA, London 1998, has worked as Civil Engineer in France, Mexico, and Latvia, own design practice in London 1998-2000 and in Malmö, Sweden since 2000, part time lecturer at Industrial Design LTH since 2001.
– It´s important to look upon things from a new perspective and be given a push forward, which is exactly what the word boost means. When it comes to sustainable design it´s likely that things need to be questioned. Since the world is constantly changing and the maps rewritten it´s impossible to sit around and wait, says Peer Eriksson.
The five speakers that we have already presented is Jennifer Leonard, Eero Koivisto, Kristina Dryza, Brent Richards and Satyendra Pakhale.
Further info about Designboost at: http://www.designboost.se