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2017 WDW Summit in Helsinki
The Summit is free to attend for all World Design Weeks Members. To learn more about becoming a WDW Member click here. For the full WDW Summit Programme scroll down.
The WDW Summit 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, a comprehensive tour of Helsinki Design Week, 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. The inaugural Summit will take place September 14 and 15, 2017 during Helsinki Design Week.
World Design Weeks Summit Programme
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 19:00-23:00
Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220, Helsinki Free for WDW Members | Tickets 175 € / 45 € (students) Book your tickets
A new design event called Design Commons is to be launched in Helsinki.
A relaxed concept will break the traditional conference lecture format that has speakers on stage and the audience silently listening. The international stars will sit with the audience and take turns to stand up and talk about the hottest design topics. During the evening, tables consisting of visitors and speakers alike will discuss common themes and find solutions while enjoying food and wine.
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.
Design Commons is a travelling platform where activists, makers and shapers gather to share their experiences, knowledge and ideas. The concept is created by Design Indaba in collaboration with Helsinki Design Week.
Design Commons is part of the World Design Weeks Summit 2017 programme organized at Clarion Hotel Helsinki from 14 to 15 September 2017.
Announced in 2016, World Design Weeks has been met with great enthusiasm. The organisation aims to promote collaboration in the design field, to support program development and knowledge exchange and to develop the economic markets for creative fields.
Design Commons is targeted at creative field professionals and their stakeholder groups.
Photos of the event can be viewed on our Facebook Page here
Creative Collaborations by Fantastic Studios
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 9.30-16.00
Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220, Helsinki Exclusively for WDW Members Become a WDW Member
An invitation only workshop facilitated by the Stockholm based innovation agency Fantastic Studios.
World Design Weeks invites its’ members as well as local stakeholders based in Helsinki to come together in a rare group ideation session.
Throughout the day the participants will develop ideas the newly established network might face when developing the programme of the festivals. The aim is to focus on the concrete delivery of the projects to international markets.
Creative Collaborations is an opportunity to take part in an ideation process together with fellow members as well as local, Helsinki based stakeholders, that are open for joint, global projects in the future.
Photos of the event can be viewed on our Facebook page here.
Daily Program September 13-15, 2017
WDW Members visiting the Summit will receive a special itinerary listing the Summit events and the most important Helsinki Design Week events to attend.