Designboost presents the complete Speaker list for the BoostTalk (lectures) on October 15th:

Ken Yeang, Architect at Llewelyn Davies Yeang
Ilse Crawford, Creative director and Designer at Studio Ilse
Richard Hutten, Designer
Colin Drummond, Director of Cultural & Business Insights at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Ineke Hans, Designer
Eero Koivisto, Architect and designer
Ary Perez, Engineer and artist.
Katrin Olina, Illustrator and designer
Fernando Gabeira, Politician
Roy Antink, Development Manager, Green Construction at Skanska
Magnus Lindqvist, Futurologist at Pattern Recognition
Jonas Pinzke and Harry MacNeil, Innovators for the greater good at The Good Guys
Mathias Eriksson, Copywriter and founder of Brikulör.
Max Fraser, Director at Spotlight Press
Behrang Miri, Rapper, Actor and Teacher
Katarina Graffman and Kristina Börjesson, Anthropologist respectively Researcher sustainable design
Brent Richards and Philip Allsopp, Founders of Transpolis Global
Filipe Balestra, Architect

BoostTalk (lectures) on October 15th between 9am and 6pm.

Beijerskajen 8 in Malmö, Sweden (former K3 school).

Tickets for the BoostTalk (lectures) at DesignBoost 2009 on Thursday October 15th are now released. Follow this link for tickets and registration:

The price for a ticket is SEK 1900, coffee and lunch included. You will also get an exclusive preview of the DesignBoost 2009 BoostShow (exhibition).

It´s time to rethink design. To create long time value instead of short time profit. To build the future on generosity instead of greed. We need optimism, new spirit and change! We need Design for Life.

Design for Life is all about how we can create better lives for the many. How we plan, produce, deliver and consume everything from cities, transportation and infrastructure to food, entertainment, products and brands. Together we have a joint responsibility. We can all make a difference

Design is always about humans – about satisfying needs, solving problems and attracting us towards new experiences. This implies that great design often is founded on a social and cultural perspective. Unfortunately design has partly turned into a major source of pollution. Just look at everything modish and the hunt for newness. I big part of the industry are focusing on more when we actually need better.

Design for Life is about care and cooperation. It´s about taking steps forward regardless of length. Doing anything is always better than nothing.

The goal is that DesignBoost 2009 will be characterised by new insights, new thoughts, new friends and preferably laughter, or as Designboost puts it; right, ah, haha!


DesignBoost 2009 – ´Design for Life´ is a junction for curious minds, commercial and industrial life, organisations and institutions. The BoostPartners 2009 include: Electrolux, IKEA, Audi, Iittala, Arena, Skanska, Thule, E.ON, Swedish EU presidency, City of Malmö and Region Skåne.

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