Welcome to Finland! The WDW Summit will take place in Helsinki from 14 to 15 September 2017.
The design event is targeted at WDW members, international guests and reporters as well as domestic stakeholder groups to discuss the possibilities of international collaboration.
The programme includes meetings, exhibition and event excursions, and a Friday workshop by Swedish creative agency Fantastic Studios, who are experts in group facilitation and leading workshops to boost innovation, organisation transformation and strategic learning.
Marko Ahtisaari, Winy Maas, SWINE & Cees van der Veeken
As part of the Summit, a new design event called Design Commons is to be launched. Design Commons is an evening conference and travelling platform where activists, makers and shapers gather to share their experiences, knowledge and ideas.
First speakers announced include Dutch architect Winy Maas, Finnish technology entrepreneur Marko Ahtisaari, Dutch landscape architect Cees van der Veeken and Studio Swine, a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves. Desing Commons puts international design stars at the same table with the audience tocreate a relaxed, informal atmosphere allowing global ideas and cooperation to flourish. The concept has been created by Design Indaba in collaboration with Helsinki Design Week. Read more about Design Commons here.
WDW Summit Helsinki 2017
Friday 15 September Creative Collaborations by Fantastic Studios For invited stakeholders