Talks: Habitare fair, Helsinki, 13th &14th September 2023

I will be hosting two talks at Finland’s leading design fair, Habitare, taking place at Messukeskus in Helsinki from 13-17th September 2023.

How will sustainability shape the future? Main Arena, 14:00, 13th September 2023

A panel discussion on responsible design and the importance of our actions in the fight towards a circular and sustainable future, with speakers Maria Uggla, head of colour and material at Polestar, HÃ¥kan Nordin, head of sustainability at Bolon, and Maria Klemetti Laine from NEMO architects.

Design Crimes and Icons. Main Arena, 15:00, 14th September 2023

Humans are already producing too much stuff but despite that, a vast quantity of products, buildings or services are introduced that fail to satisfactorily achieve their stated function, are badly made, don’t adequately serve their user or become irrelevant after a year or so. This panel will highlight a few examples of ‘design crimes’ as well as temper their choices with examples of design excellence.

Speakers: Antti Olin, CEO and partner at Made By Choice, Mirkku Kullberg, CEO of Paimio Sanatorium, and designer Tej Chauhan.

Both talks are free to attend.