Activation Sessions

Next to our main stage programme of talks by international speakers, this year our two-day event was filled to the brim with opportunities for you to engage more closely with particular issues, and in smaller groups.

This parallel programme of so-called Activation Sessions also varies in format; from master classes by design visionaries, to roundtable discussions, interactive workshops and even public exhibitions. The Activation Sessions are curated by our partners Reframing Academy.

DAY 1 / MOBILITY / WITH MATTHIJS VAN DIJK & LOWIE VERMEERSCH

1: Damn the Rearview Mirror

DAY 1 / MEDIA / WITH NARESH RAMCHANDANI & SANNE BLOEMINK

2: Countering Media Monologues: Igniting Audience Agency

DAY 1 / HOME / WITH MARCUS ENGMAN & MATHIAS WORBIN

3: The Principles of Democratic Design

DAY 1 / ECONOMY / WITH CIRCO & ELLEN SCHINDLER

4: Closing the Loop

DAY 1 / MEDIA / WITH BRUCE MAU & BISI WILLIAMS

5: The Manifesto Workshop

DAY 1 / TECHNOLOGY / WITH JOHAN MELSE & GIJS OCKELOEN

6: Techno Morality

DAY 1 / ECONOMY / WITH BABETTE PORCELIJN

7: Check Your Hidden Impact

Day 1 / FOOD / WITH RODRIGO OLIVEIRA & FOODHUB

8: Michelin Stars? We Want Planet Rated Restaurants

DAY 1 / FOOD / WITH FOODCABINET & SIETSKE KLOOSTER

9: The Climate Wants You To Redesign Your Food

DAY 1 / ECONOMY / WITH TRACY METZ, DAE & MORE

10: Waterproof Futures

DAY 1 / ECONOMY / WITH TOBY HEAPS

11: If Investors Would Care About Climate

DAY 1 / TECHNOLOGY / WITH EMIEL RIJSHOUWER & PETER PELZER

12: Post-Fossil City Design Battle

DAY 2 / MEDIA / WITH ROBERT WOLFE & DINESH SONAK

13: Circular Brands & Design Leadership

DAY 2 / TECHNOLOGY / WITH NEXT NATURE NETWORK

14: Pyramid of Technology

DAY 2 / ECONOMY / WITH VBAT & MARCUS ENGMAN

15: Don’t Waste Waste: A second life for ocean plastic

DAY 2 / ECONOMY / WITH EMMA FROMBERG & ARIANNE ORILLIAC (IDEO)

16: Adopting the Circular Design Guide

DAY 2 / ECONOMY / WITH WDKA & MOME

17: Educating Gamechangers

DAY 2 / MEDIA / WITH HARRY PEARCE

18: Give Me Freedom

DAY 2 / FOOD / WITH KAMAL MOUZAWAK & THE FOODHUB

19: Make Humus Not War

DAY 2 / HOME / WITH ASID, MARKO BRAJOVIC, ZUS ARCHITECTS & MORE

20: Resilient Architecture

DAY 2 / POLITICS / WITH GREENPEACE & EMILIE TROMP

21: Designing Activism

DAY 2 / POLITICS / WITH POLLY HIGGINS

22: Ecocide: Creatives Wanted for Global Eco-Mission

DAY 2 / MEDIA / WITH ROGIER KLOMP & SABINE CONTENT OF GRI

23: Show Me Data

DAY 2 / TECHNOLOGY / WITH VBAT & FRED GELLI

24: Biomimicry: The Future of Packaging Design