The theme for DesignBoost – Telefonplan is ”Design Beyond Design”. Our world and our society are changing rapidly, which also means a changing role for design and the designer. How can we with open-minded thinking and imagination put design in a human context and work on maximasing positive impact on all levels? When it comes to ”Design Beyond Design” there are probably many things that needs to be questioned, left could very well be right. The objective of DesignBoost – Telefonplan is to make everybody question, reach awareness and think in new paths.
The three days have the following structure:
9 February: BoostChat (workshops). Only for specially invited
10 February: BoostTalk (lectures). Open for public.
11 February: Sharing design book knowledge, together with the best publishers of design books in Sweden. Open for public.
As earlier years Designboost will invite 15-20 Boosters (as the speakers are called) from all over the world which represent the true frontline within design in its broadest context; designers, architects, anthropologists, future scientists, artists, brand strategists, creative thinkers, urban planners etc. All are authorities in their field of expertise and our selection reflects the principle that design is multidisciplinary reaching way beyond the obvious. Earlier Designboost events around the world have involved people like Ross Lovegrove, Michael Young, Ilse Crawford, Karim Rashid, Ineke Hans, Stephen Burks, James Irvine, Ken Yeang, Katrin Olina, Bjarke Ingels, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Jennifer Leonard to mention a few.
Telefonplan is a former industrial area in southern part of Stockholm in transformation into a hub for the Swedish creative industries.
DesignBoost -Telefonplan is a joint venture between knowledge company Designboost, City of Stockholm, Vasakronan and Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.