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Friday 22.09.2017
ECAL, IKEA Auditorium [map]

IKEA is working together with ECAL and the Ikea Foundation Switzerland to organise the Democratic Design Day 2017 on 22 September 2017 from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Entitled 'The Future of Living at Home', the event will feature internationally renowned experts in design, architecture and sociology explaining how they are working on the future of private living spaces and the solutions they have developed to tackle the challenges that come with digitalisation and trying to follow a more sustainable way of life.

The conference is being held in the IKEA Auditorium at ECAL. You can sign up at www.ikeaddd.ch . There are a limited number of seats available and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can find more information about the programme and the keynotespeakers at the previous address.

  • Mario Bellini, Designer and architect, Milan

  • Simonetta Carbonaro, Sociologist, Karlsruhe 

  • Kim Colin, Designer – Industrial Facility, London

  • Matali Crasset, Designer, Paris

  • Marcus Engman, Head Designer IKEA of Sweden

  • Oliver Herwig, Journalist and author, Karlsruhe 

  • Antonio Scarponi, Architect and designer, Zurich

Workshops
Two workshops will run simultaneously on Thursday 21 September in the run-up to the Democratic Design Day.

In cooperation with Design Prize Switzerland, they will examine and explore the issue of the ageing society – how designers can respond to this development and what concepts and methods they can use to create integrated, accessible products and services that span the generations.

The second workshop deals with living off-grid. A team from the design department of IKEA of Sweden (IoS) invites you along to develop ideas for life that goes on outside of the networks. How do people live when they 'opt out' for a while and seek both spatial and technological freedom? Where do these needs come from and what does it mean for their living space?

You can sign up here for one of the two workshops. There are a limited number of places available: www.ikeaddd.ch

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