Piret Puppart and Maarja Mõtus at FashionSEEDS


XV Tallinn Design Festival international conference “Design For Need” + FashionSEEDS “Design-Led Education for Sustainability” on  Thursday 17th of September in Põhjala tehas

The first part of this conference will bring on the stage the awarded Finnish designer Ville Kokkonen, and known Italian industrial designer and journalist Ubaldo Spina. The day is led by David Kusuma, the president of World Design Organization (WDO), who’s introducing the newly launched Mars project with NASA. Estonia is represented by the engineering lead at Transferwise, Alvar Lumberg, and the Head of Product Design at EKA, Maarja Mõtus, who’s explaining the changes taking place in design education and the crisis impact on the studies.

Second part of the conference, FashionSEEDS “Design-Led Education for Sustainability”, will be focusing thoroughly on design education. Practitioners, researchers and lecturers from UAL (University of the Arts London, UK), Polimi (Politécnico di Milano, Italy), DSKD (Designskolen Kolding, Denmark), and EKA (the Estonian Academy of Arts) have come together through an Erasmus+ project called the FashionSEEDS to rethink and improve the design education in the light of the challenges posed by climate change. They seek to find an answer to the urgent question – what type of designer is needed as Europe moves towards a climate-neutral circular economy? The panel discussion with international academy and industry representatives, led by Piret Puppart, concludes the insights of the day on how to make design education sustainable.

Pre-register HERE


Disainiöö / Tallinn Design Festival

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Posted by Andres Lõo

International Relations Office