Reconnecting and examining the approach to heritage and context, advocating for greater inclusivity, and forging new ways of collaborating; as a new value structure enforces itself around us, could 2021 be the turning point for a more democratic design profession?
Speakers: Aline Asmar d’Amman (Architect and Founder, Culture In Architecture), Jonathan Ashmore (Architect and Founder, ANARCHITECT), Marion Vignal (Curator, Author, Journalist and Founder, Ida M. agency), Meaad Hanafi & Rahaf Al-Muzaini (Architects and Co-Founders, Sibyl Design Studio)
With technology intermediating the design industry like never before, how can the human-centric profession adapt to this hyper-digital age and work with it to deliver progressive solutions across the micro and marco levels.
Speakers: Agata Kurzela (Architect and Founder, Agata Kurzela Studio), Matthew Utley (Architect and Principal, Grimshaw), Nuru Karim (Architect and Founder, NUDES), Riyad Joucka (Architect, Designer and Founder, MEAN - Middle East Architecture Network)
As our interaction with our built environment continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so do our expectations; how can design solve problems that the recent pandemic has brought to light and create opportunities to build more resilient communities?
Speakers: Asif Khan (Architect, Designer and Founder, Asif Khan), David G. Daniels (Architect and Director of Architecture, SSH), Kourosh Salehi (Architect and Design Director, LWK+Partners), Pallavi Dean (Architect, Interior Designer and Founder, ROAR)
Creativity is thriving at the intersection of artisanship and technology. How can this new culture of making help write a fresh narrative for global heritage?
Speakers: David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem (Designers and Co-founders david/nicolas), Jennie Binchy (Architect and Design Director Binchy and Binchy Architecture ), Roberto Palomba (Architect and Co-founder Palomba Serafini Associati), Sacha Walckhoff (Designer and Christian Lacroix Maison Creative Director )
How can a humanitarian design approach tackle social, cultural and environmental problems to help author a more equitable world?
Speakers: Carl Gerges (Founder, Carl Gerges Architects and Musician), Max Fraser (Publisher, design editor, content consultant and curator), Paul Cournet (Architect, OMA*AMO), Shashi Caan (Founder and Principal, SC Collective and CEO of IFI)
Design solves problems, foretells change and fuels growth. How are designers around the world expanding on the power of an idea to influence the shape of things to come?
Speakers: Abdalla Almulla (Architect, Designer and Founder, Mula), Richard Yasmine (Designer and Founder, Richard Yasmine), Sabine Marcelis (Designer and Founder of Sabine Marcelis Studio)