Democratic Design Day 2019

Democratic Design Day 2019

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Volkshaus Basel

12-14 Rebgasse

4058 Basel


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In its fourth edition, Democratic Design Day takes up the theme "Design for Purpose". While awareness of global challenges such as the climate crisis is growing, designers are also putting themselves at the service of the most important questions of our time and presenting their solutions.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals offer a clear approach to the most pressing challenges facing the global community. We ask ourselves where the SDG is already entering the design and what needs to happen beyond, and we present designers who are pioneering in their field. Welcome to Democratic Design Day 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

We are proud to present our keynote speakers:

Adina Rom
Founder and CEO of Policy Analytics, Executive Director of the ETH initiative ETH for Development (ETH4D) and serves as a board member of TamTam- Together against Malaria.

Grace Jun
Designer, Educator and Social Entrepreneur currently teaching at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Leroy Mwasaru
Renewable energy social entrepreneur and sustainable design thinking prodigy.

Martha Cotton
Managing Director at Accenture and leads design research for Fjord, Accenture’s digital design agency.

Tessa Clark
Co-founder & CEO of OLIO, an app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting users who have food they don’t want or need, with neighbours living nearby who would like it.

The event will be moderated by Henrietta Thompson.