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The Future Design Can Make, Dd + DDC + KADK + DMD + DESIGNSKOLEN KOLDING M.FL. (NEW YORK)

The Future Design Can Make, Dd + DDC + KADK + DMD + DESIGNSKOLEN KOLDING M.FL. (NEW YORK)

A New York – Denmark Conversation on How Design Shapes Difference across Business and Society

A symposium presented by Parsons School of Design and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York, exploring how the global design challenges of today redefine the dynamic relationships between business, society, institutions, and education.

This transatlantic exchange explores how the global design challenges of today redefine the dynamic relationships between business, society, institutions, and education. How do we build upon past design legacies while enabling a broader understanding of value creation, collaboration, and inclusive practice to match the urgency of tomorrow?

Participating partners include:

Danish Design Award Jury, Danish Design Centre, Design denmark, the Design School Kolding, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Designmuseum Danmark, the Parsons School of Design and the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Program

2:00: Welcome remarks by Parsons Executive Dean Joel Towers

2:10-2:55 Act I: Trends and Horizons
In its ever-expanding reach how does design drive societal change today?
Jesper von Wieding, Concept Developer and Jury Chairman, Danish Design Award
Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Interlocutor: Cotter Christian, Director BFA Interior Design, Parsons School of Design

(15 minute coffee break)

3:10-3:55 Act II: Educating Future Designers
Reflections on the changing contexts of civic society and market drivers.
Lene Dammand Lund, Dean of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen, Dean of the Design School Kolding
Sarah E. Lawrence, Dean, The School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design
Interlocutor: Shana Agid, Assistant Professor, Arts, Media, and Communication, Parsons School of Design

(15 minute coffee break)

4:10-4:55 Act III: Forces at Work
How do public and private design institutions stimulate and challenge design practice today?
Henrik Weiglin, Managing Director, Design denmark
Christina Melander, Head of Danish Award and Program Director, Danish Design Centre
Rama Chorpash, Director MFA Industrial Design, Parsons School of Design
Interlocutor: Ulrich Lehmann, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, Lang – The New School

4:55 Closing remarks
Anne Dorte Riggelsen, Ambassador, Consul General of Denmark in New York

5:00-6:00: Reception at Parsons for participants in symposium (networking)

When
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where
Parsons School of Design, Sky Room
2 West 13th Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10011
United States

Rgistration
The symposium is free and open to the public. Registration required by clicking here.

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