• Welcome to the Grand opening Night

    Opening

    19:30-21:30 | 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

    Founder What Design Can Do

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Elena Reygadas

    Chef at 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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  • Carla Fernandez

    Fashion Designer

    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.

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  • Mr. Brainwash

    Street artist & Filmmaker

    Mainstage

    About Mr. Brainwash

    For more than a decade Thierry Guetta, under his moniker, Mr. Brainwash, has been pushing the envelope of contemporary art. The orchestrated collision of street art and pop art has been his balancing act. The tipping point for Mr. Brainwash was his ground-breaking footage from the widely acclaimed documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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  • Ecolana

    Clean Energy Winner

    Mainstage

    About Ecolana

    Ecolana ( a winner of the Clean Energy Challenge) aims to be the ultimate guide for recycling in México City. The platform provides access to information and builds connections between two main types of communities: recycling heroes (citizens) and recycling centers (collectors). Next to these key players, they also encourage consumer brands to connect and add value to the city’s recycling chain.

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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.

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  • Steye Hallema

    SmarthPhoneOrchestra

    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

    Child Safety Pledge

    Mainstage

    About Cameron Sinclair

    Cameron is managing a dedicated team focused on ending child sexual abuse in the United States and helping to strengthen public programs. Partnering with NGOs, foundations and media companies to build a grassroots movements parents to help address this silent issue.

    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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  • Registration

    Frontón México

    Registration starts at 8:00 at the Frontón México.

  • Welcome to WDCD Mexico City 2019!

    Opening

    09:30-11:30 | 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.

  • DEYAN SUDJIC

    DESIGN MUSEUM LONDON

    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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  • Anna van Nunen

    INNOFEST

    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.

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  • Elizabeth Mckeon | Ikea Foundation

    & Ecoplaso | Winner Clean Energy Challenge

    Mainstage

    About Elizabeth McKeon

    Elizabeth McKeon is Climate Action Portfolio Lead of IKEA Foundation. IKEA Foundation is an independent charitable foundation that oversees IKEA’s global philanthropy. IKEA Foundation is also partnering in the WDCD Climate Action Challenge and the Clean Energy Challenge.

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    About Ecoplaso

    With her startup Ecoplaso, Barbara Arteaga is one of the proud winners of the WDCD Clean Energy Challenge.

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  • Sunny Dolat

    THE NEST COLLECTIVE

    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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  • MARCUS ENGMAN

    SKEWED PRODUCTION & FORMER IKEA

    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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  • CoffeeBreak

    Drinks & Network

    11:30-12:15

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

  • Nadya Tolokonnikova

    PUSSY RIOT

    Mainstage | Designing Activism

    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.

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  • Nicole Oliveira

    350.ORG

    Mainstage | Designing Activism

    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.

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  • Ahmed Shihab Eldin

    AL JAZEERA

    Mainstage | Designing Activism

    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.

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  • Lunch Break

    Food & Drinks

    13:30-15:00

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

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS

    First breakout sessions announced!

    15:00-16:30
    • Breakout Session 1 Designing The World Life Balance

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    • Breakout Session 2 Design & Stereotypes: Gender Perspective

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    • Breakout Session 3 Listening Out Loud

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    • Breakout Session 4 Digital Guild

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    • Breakout Session 5 21 Million Cities

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    • Breakout Session 6 Change the world… Start with your office!

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    • Breakout Session 7 Guide to activism

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    • Breakout Session 8 Feed love

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    • Breakout Session 9 FINDING A WAY OUT OF MEXICO CITY’S MOBILITY PROBLEMS

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  • COFFEE BREAK

    Drinks & network

    16:30-17:15

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

  • Marije Vogelzang

    THE DUTCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD & DESIGN

    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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  • 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.

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  • Diego Luna

    ACTOR & ACTIVIST

    Mainstage

    About Diego Luna

    Diego Luna is a film, television and theatre actor, internationally renown for his performances in Y tu mamá también, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, and Star Wars: Rogue One. He recently launched a production company that seeks to produce content for film, new platforms and theatre, as well as promoting social projects, their first initiative promoted social change in Mexico’s presidential elections of 2018.

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  • Registration

    Frontón México

    Registration starts at 8:00 at the Frontón México.

  • Welcome at WDCD Mexico City 2019 Day 2

    Opening

    09:30-11:30 | Mainstage

    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.

  • 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

  • JAVIER SORDO MADALENO DE HARO JR & SR

    ARCHITECT

    Mainstage

    About Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro JR & SR

    Representing 3 generations of architects, both father and son carry the name Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro and have both work at the family company Sordo Madaleno which exists for almost 80 years; the father as Chairman of the Board of the Grupo and the son as Architect Director of Arquitectos.

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  • Nicole Ridgwell & Azra Alkan

    Pixar Animation Studios

    Mainstage

    About Nicole Ridgwell

    If you ever saw the award winning animated movies Coco, Incredibles II, or Toy Story 4, you’ve seen the work of Nicole Ridgewell. The Bay Area based 3D character animator currently works at Pixar on the company’s latest production.
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    About Azra Alkan

    ‘I love the problem solving aspect of my work. It is quite like a puzzle,’ says Los Angeles based Visual Effects artist and film maker Azra Rosna Alkan, also working at Pixar Animation Studios. Aside from her visual effects work, Alkan is an aspiring documentary filmmaker, traveling the world to capture the stories of people who have started a new life in different cultures.
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  • Ecolana

    Clean Energy Challenge Winner

    Mainstage

    About Ecolana

    Ecolana ( a winner of the Clean Energy Challenge) aims to be the ultimate guide for recycling in México City. The platform provides access to information and builds connections between two main types of communities: recycling heroes (citizens) and recycling centers (collectors). Next to these key players, they also encourage consumer brands to connect and add value to the city’s recycling chain.

    Read the full bio

  • Javier verdura

    DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DESIGN AT TESLA

    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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  • Rodrigo Oliveira

    MOCOTÓ

    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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  • CoffeeBreak

    Drinks & Network

    11:30-12:15

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

  • Tracy Metz

    DESIGN ARCHITECT CRITIC

    Mainstage | Humanizing Immigrants

    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

    Mainstage | Humanizing Immigrants

    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

    Mainstage | Humanizing Immigrants

    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

    Mainstage | Humanizing Immigrants

    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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  • Lunch Break

    Food & Drinks

    13:30-15:00

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

  • BREAK OUT SESSIONS

    First breakout sessions announced!

    15:00-16:30
    • Breakout Session 1 TOO LITTLE OR TOO MUCH, ADDRESSING MEXICO CITY’S WATER ISSUES

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    • Breakout Session 2 THE DAILY Gorilla

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    • Breakout Session 3 Sinking Cities

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    • Breakout Session 4 Context Influenced Design

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    • Breakout Session 5 Design Under Pressure

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    • Breakout Session 6 So you want to save the world?

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  • COFFEE BREAK

    Drinks & network

    16:30-17:15

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

  • Steye Hallema

    Smartphone orchestra

    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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  • Selly Raby Kane

    SRK

    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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  • Marcus Lyall

    STAGE DESIGNER CHEMICAL BROTHERS

    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.

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  • COCKTAIL PARTY

    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.