• Welcome to the Grand opening Night

    Opening

    ‑ | Mainstage

    WELCOME

  • Marcelo Ebrard

    MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS of Mexico

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Marcelo Ebrard

    Currently working as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón is best known for his environmental and civil-rights initiatives within Mexico City. After 6 years as mayor, he made the city cleaner, safer, and more environmentally friendly.

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  • Richard van der Laken

    ‑ | Mainstage

    ABOUT RICHARD VAN DER LAKEN

    With his drive and energy, Richard van der Laken brought life to What Design Can Do as a co-founder back in 2010. As general director and tireless ambassador for WDCD, Van der Laken travels all over the world to spread the word.

    Read the full bio

  • Alice Rawsthorn

    Design Critic

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Alice Rawsthorn

    Alice Rawsthorn is an internationally acclaimed design critic. She writes for the International New York Times, Frieze and her book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life explores design’s influence on our lives.

    Read the full bio

  • Carla Fernandez

    TALLER FLORA

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Carla Fernandez

    Mexican fashion designer Carla Fernandez is the founder of Taller Flora, a fashion label that works with indigenous communities throughout Mexico. The aim of the label is to keep Mexican textile traditions from extinction and provide local artisans with an income.

    Read the full bio

  • Sam Bompas

    Bompas & Parr

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Sam Bompas

    Founding Bompas & Parr, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr became known for their extravagant jelly installations. They are leaders in flavour based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.

    Read the full bio

  • Elena Reygadas

    ROSETTA

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Elena ReYgades

    Mexican chef Elena Reygadas was awarded the Veuve Clicquot Prize for Latin America’s Best Woman Chef. She uses what is locally available according to the seasons and likes to experiment with unexpected combinations.

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  • Nadya Tolokonikova

    PUSSY RIOT

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Nadya Tolokonikova

    Redesigning activism, Nadya Tolokonnikova expresses her views through political activism, feminist punk and controversial street art. She became well known throughout the world when she was arrested and sentenced in Russia in 2012 as part of the punk feminist group Pussy Riot.

    Read the full Bio

  • Steye Hallema

    Creative Director Wildvreemd

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Steye Hallema

    Steye Hallema is director, composer and inventor. With a background in computer animation, music, theatre and tech, he has the ability to combine the many different disciplines that are necessary in Virtual Reality.

     

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  • Cameron Sinclair

    Airbnb

    ‑ | Mainstage

    About Cameron Sinclair

    For the past three years Cameron led social innovation at Airbnb, conceptualizing and developing a range of projects from livelihoods for resettled refugees, rural revitalization, house concerts, addressing systems for nomadic populations and developing marketplaces for traditional craftspeople in Japan.

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  • DRINKS

    Drinks & Network

    Raise a glass to the final day of WDCD Mexico City. Take this moment to meet new people, make connections and share experiences.

  • Welcome to WDCD Mexico City 2019!

    Opening

    09:30‑ | Mainstage

    WELCOME

    We’ll begin with a warm welcome to kickstart the 2 day festival. Starting with some inspiration to get your imagination going, we invite you to embrace the power of design as a tool for societal solutions.

  • Richard van der Laken

    Founder What Design Can Do

    09:40‑ | Mainstage

    ABOUT RICHARD VAN DER LAKEN

    With his drive and energy, Richard van der Laken brought life to What Design Can Do as a co-founder back in 2010. As general director and tireless ambassador for WDCD, Van der Laken travels all over the world to spread the word.

    Read the full bio

  • Marcelo Ebrard

    MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Of Mexico

    10:00‑ | Mainstage

    About Marcelo Ebrard

    Currently working as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón is best known for his environmental and civil-rights initiatives within Mexico City. After 6 years as mayor, he made the city cleaner, safer, and more environmentally friendly.

    Read the full bio

  • Alice Rawsthorn

    Design Critic

    10:00‑ | Mainstage

    About Alice Rawsthorn

    Alice Rawsthorn is an internationally acclaimed design critic. She writes for the International New York Times, Frieze and her book Hello World: Where Design Meets Life explores design’s influence on our lives.

    Read the full bio

  • Anna van Nunen

    INNOFEST

    10:20‑ | Mainstage

    About Anna van Nunen

    By creating the company Innofest, Anna van Nunen has found a gateway for entrepreneurs to access an ideal environment to test innovative prototypes. She uses festivals as living labs to validate new business concepts.

    Read the full bio

  • CoffeeBreak

    Drinks & Network

    11:00‑11:45

    Enjoy a coffee break and connect with people from different backgrounds and industries to cross-pollinate your ideas.

  • Sunny Dolat

    THE NEST COLLECTIVE

    11:45‑ | Mainstage

    About Sunny Dolat

    Co-founder of the Nest Collective, Sunny Dolat is a Kenyan fashion stylist, creative director and production designer. The Nest Collective explores troubling modern identities, re-imagine their pasts and remixing their futures.

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  • Nadya Tolokonnikova

    PUSSY RIOT

    12:00‑ | MAinstage

    About Nadya Tolokonikova

    Redesigning activism, Nadya Tolokonnikova expresses her views through political activism, feminist punk and controversial street art. She became well known throughout the world when she was arrested and sentenced in Russia in 2012 as part of the punk feminist group Pussy Riot.

    Read the full Bio

  • Ahmed Shihab Eldin

    AL JAZEERA

    12:15‑ | Mainstage

    About Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

    Featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of ‘young disruptors, innovators & media entrepreneurs impatient to change the world’, Ahmed Shihib-Eldin has a passion of giving a voice to the voiceless and covering under reported global stories.

    Read the full Bio

  • Nicole Oliveira

    350.ORG

    12:30‑ | Mainstage

    About Nicole Oliveira

    Environmental activist Nicole Oliveira is director of 350.org in Latin America, and her mission is two-fold: raise public awareness about climate change in the region, while leading the fossil-fuel divestment movement in Brazil.

    Read the full Bio

  • discussion

    Designing Activism

    12:45‑

    A discussion format between those designers and creative thinkers who metaphorically climb the barricades to bring about social, political, economic or environmental change. We want to learn from them how to best design a process for social and political activation.

    More about Designing Activism

  • Lunch Break

    Food & Drinks

    13:00‑14:30

    Time for a tasty lunch and a break, to re-energize for the rest of the day.

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS

    More information will follow soon

    14:30‑16:00

    ABOUT OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Put theory into action during these workshops where discussions, work assignments, and idea sharing will take place.

    MORE INFO ABOUT THE BREAKOUTSESSIONS WILL FOLLOW SOON
  • COFFEE BREAK

    Drinks & network

    16:00‑16:45

    Enjoy a coffee break and connect with people from different backgrounds and industries to cross-pollinate your ideas.

  • SAM BOMPAS

    BOMPAS & PARR

    16:45‑ | Mainstage

    About Sam Bompas

    Founding Bompas & Parr, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr became known for their extravagant jelly installations. They are leaders in flavour based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.

    Read the full bio

  • Marije Vogelzang

    THE DUTCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD & DESIGN

    17:40‑ | Mainstage

    About Marije Vogelzang

    As a designer Marije Vogelzang is inspired by the origin, preparation, etiquette, history and culture of food. However, she doesn’t consider her work to be about the design of food, but about the design of how we eat.

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  • Drinks

    Drinks & network

    18:00‑

    Raise a glass to the final day of WDCD Mexico City. Take this moment to meet new people, make connections and share experiences.

  • Welcome at WDCD Mexico City 2019 Day 2

    Opening

    09:30‑ | Mainstage

    <h3>WELCOME Day 2</h3>
    <p class=”p1″>We’ll begin with a warm welcome to kickstart the second day of the festival. Starting with some inspiration to get your imagination going, we invite you to embrace the power of design as a tool for societal solutions.</p>

  • Deyan Sudjic

    DESIGN MUSEUM LONDON

    09:40‑ | Mainstage

    About Deyan Sudjic

    Deyan Sudjic, director of London’s Design Museum, has built up an extensive career in different fields. But in every field he advocates a critical approach towards the adoration of the creative industry.

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  • Carla Fernandez

    TALLER FLORA

    10:00‑ | Mainstage

    About Carla Fernandez

    Mexican fashion designer Carla Fernandez is the founder of Taller Flora, a fashion label that works with indigenous communities throughout Mexico. The aim of the label is to keep Mexican textile traditions from extinction and provide local artisans with an income.

    Read the full bio

  • Challenge winner

    Clean Energy Challenge

    10:10‑

    Here one of the Clean Energy Challenge winners is selected to share their winning concept at WDCD Mexico City. The Clean Energy Challenge called upon the design community to solve the most pressing energy issues in 5 cities across the world. All 20 winners from Mexico City, Amsterdam, Nairobi, Delhi and São Paulo, have won the chance to validate and scale up their concepts at an accelerator.

    See all winners here

  • Javier verdura

    DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DESIGN AT TESLA

    10:15‑ | Mainstage

    About Javier verdura

    As Director of Product Design, Javier Verdura currently works at Tesla in Los Angeles. He has worked on vehicle components, the Superchargers, and Tesla’s groundbreaking Solar Roof and associated Powerwall.

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  • CoffeeBreak

    Drinks & Network

    11:00‑11:45

    Enjoy a coffee break and connect with people from different backgrounds and industries to cross-pollinate your ideas.

  • Tracy Metz

    DESIGN ARCHITECT CRITIC

    11:45‑ | Mainstage

    About Tracy Metz

    Tracy Metz is currently the director of the John Adams Institute and hosts a monthly live talk show called Stadsleven (‘City Life’) in Amsterdam. With more than half of the world population living in cities, she dives into current issues relating to the city.

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  • Marina Willer

    PENTAGRAM

    12:00‑ | MAinstage

    About Marina Willer

    Pentagram partner Marina Willer made a film about her Czech family escaping the Nazi rule. The critically acclaimed movie ‘Red Trees’ explores today’s refugee crisis through the lens of the family story.

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  • Josephine Goube

    Techfugees

    12:15‑ | Mainstage

    About Josephine Goube

    Joséphine Goube is currently CEO of Techfugees, a non-profit coordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people.

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  • Jan Rothuizen

    REFUGEE REPUBLIC

    12:30‑ | Mainstage

    About Jan Rothuizen

    For the interactive cross-media documentary Refugee Republic, artist Jan Rothuizen, multimedia journalist Martijn van Tol and photographer Dirk Jan Visser travelled to northern Iraq to record daily life in one of the biggest refugee camps in the region.

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  • discussion

    Humanizing Immigrants

    12:45‑

    A discussion format to discover bold and inspiring solutions to the issues involving the inclusion of immigrants.

    More about Humanizing Immigrants

  • Lunch Break

    Food & Drinks

    13:00‑14:30

    Time for a tasty lunch and a break, to re-energize for the rest of the day.

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS

    More information will follow soon

    14:30‑16:00

    ABOUT OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Put theory into action during these workshops where discussions, work assignments, and idea sharing will take place.

    MORE INFO ABOUT THE BREAKOUTSESSIONS WILL FOLLOW SOON
  • COFFEE BREAK

    Drinks & network

    16:00‑16:45

    Enjoy a coffee break and connect with people from different backgrounds and industries to cross-pollinate your ideas.

  • Rodrigo Oliveira

    MOCOTÓ

    17:15‑ | Mainstage

    About Rodrigo Oliveira

    It’s top chef Oliveira’s mission to make extraordinary dishes using the most common ingredients he finds in the northeast of Brazil; one of the poorest and driest regions of the country.

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  • Marcus Engman

    SKEWED PRODUCTION & FORMER IKEA

    17:35‑ | Mainstage

    About Marcus Engman

    Marcus Engman, IKEA’s former Head of Design, is the founder of Skewed Productions. A creative collective, exploring and exploiting the possibilities of design driven by curiosity. They are not an agency nor a network, but a collective of thinkers that can make anything happen.

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  • Selly Raby Kane

    SRK

    17:55‑ | Mainstage

    About Selly Raby Kane

    Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane clearly means business when she talks about her work as a force for change, not only in her own country but across the continent of Africa.

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  • Steye Hallema

    Smartphone orchestra

    18:10‑ | Mainstage

    About Steye Hallema

    Steye Hallema is director, composer and inventor. With a background in computer animation, music, theatre and tech, he has the ability to combine the many different disciplines that are necessary in Virtual Reality.

     

    Read the full Bio

  • Marcus Lyall

    STAGE DESIGNER CHEMICAL BROTHERS

    17:20‑ | Mainstage

    About Marcus Lyall

    Marcus Lyall is a designer and director who specialises in projects involving moving images, interaction and live performance. His approach has been greatly influenced by his work in live music, film and advertising.

    Read the full bio

  • Drinks

    Drinks & network

    18:30‑

    Raise a glass to the final day of WDCD Mexico City. Take this moment to meet new people, make connections and share experiences.