April 15, 2008

Konstfack Forum on Creativity 2008

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Konstfack Forum on Creativity 2008

An open panel discussion moderated by Ms. Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for International Herald Tribune. Ms.Rawsthorn will address Forum 2008 questions of interest to the design industry leaders.

Ingrid Baron, Design Leader, IDEO International
Anders Byriel, CEO, Kvadrat
Ilse Crawford, Designer and Creative Director, Studioilse
Henrik Otto, Senior VP Global Design, Electrolux
Masaki Yokokawa, CEO, Cibone, Dean & DeLuca Japan

The media often focuses on the creative talent, presenting designers as some kind of magicians that shape and forge the cutting edge. However, behind the glamorous surface decisions are made by people at the top, company owners, CEOs and design directors. They decide who will be granted the opportunity to make a difference. To what extent are these business leaders risk takers? To what extent are the designers they select risk takers? Does the concept of a design avant-garde play a part here, or is it just a matter of the bottom line? What is the difference between supporting creativity and innovation, and just promoting fashion and trends? Is there a healthy balance between the two, and if so, what does it look like? What are the motivating forces behind the decisions about the future of international design?

Please join us on May 17th at Konstfack, Sweden’s largest university of art, craft and design, where you will have the opportunity to engage with our distinguished panellists – decision makers in the field of design – that shape the future. Let us raise the curtain and hear what is going on backstage.

Kl 14-16 Panel diskussion
Kl 16-17.30 Forum Bar

Svarta Havet lecture hall at Konstfack
LM Ericssons väg 14, 126 27 Hägersten
46 8 450 41 00

Panel discussion will be held in English.
No pre-booking or registration required. Seating is limited so arrive early!

For more information:
Contact: Ikko Yokoyama 46 8 450 43 53, [email protected]

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