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London Design Festival soon kicks off and it has come to involve and engage London’s entire design community, everything from retail to design students. The festival contains exhibitions such as 100% Design, an exhibition that has struggled the last few years with its relevance in the design community, and Tent London that has become more relevant each year. The festival offers a myriad of events and some of last year’s most interesting ones were the Financial Times hosted The Business of Design Talks.

The topics of the seminars this year includes Responsible Design with participators such as Thomas Bergmark from IKEA and Alfonso Albaisa who’s VP of Nissan Design Europe. Emerging Architecture has invited Ricky Burdett, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at LSE and architect Amanda Levete amongst others. What looks to be a very exciting talk is Design in Adversity, designers Tom Dixon and Jamie Hayon will together with Design Museum London‘s director, Deyan Sudjic and Nigel Carrington, Rector of Universtiy of the Arts discuss what design will look like coming out of this economical downturn, will it spark a new movement? Will design be bolder?

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And talking about Jamie Hayon, don’t miss his installation on Trafalgar Square.

This is a post by the David Report contributor Alfred Malmros.