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Thu 23.09.2021 at 10—16
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@ Põhjala Fourth hangar

Ticket 29 € / 19 € (EAD members)
XVI Tallinn Design Festival international conference:

The international conference SOS Design, which will take place within the framework of the Tallinn Design Festival on Thursday, September 23, has this time focused on the crisis topic. The conversation will revolve around the crucial role of design in resolving changes and crises in society. In the context of the pandemic, the role of crisis planning is more important than ever. In addition to the pandemic, there are other global problems that require urgent intervention: the economic crisis, global warming, the energy crisis, poverty, and also the mental crisis.

The conference will feature emergency experts such as Ubaldo Spina; health care specialist Ain Aaviksoo and Alessia Buffagni, who will talk about the need to bring emergency design into design education and Dario Donato with his presentation of a vision of the future spatial experience. We will also hear examples from Mask Architects to alleviate the intolerable climate in Dubai, Paul Mendieta’s presentation on sustainable water management, industrial designer Helene Steiner’s demonstration of products for biotechnology and Henry Glogau's talk on ecosystems design.

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10.00 Gathering with coffee

10.15 Introduction

Ilona Gurjanova

Moderator / Founder of Tallinn Design Festival / President of Estonian Association of Designers

10.30 “Towards a Resilient Society: Bringing Design for Emergencies into Design Education”

Alessia Buffagni

Ph.D. candidate in Design Sciences / Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant at Istituto Universitario di Architettura Venezia / Research interests in in gerontechnology and design for health and wellbeing.

11.00 “VaccineGuard. How to marry Covid certificates and dignity?”

Ain Aaviksoo

Chief Medical officer / Healthin OÜ / Guardtime OÜ

11.30 “CONTAIN - Rapid-response testing and sequencing labs”

Helene Steiner

Biotech Research Park t/a OpenCell / MDes Bauhaus University, MA Royal College of Art

12.00 Lunch

12.45 “From Design to Live to Design to Survive: Scenarios, Projects and Visions”

Ubaldo Spina

Researcher / Industrial Designer / Design Page Coordinator at "Il Giornale dell’Architettura"

13.15 “Rendering Tomorrow’s Spatial Experiences”

Dario Donato

Founder and Design Principal of Spatialconnection(s)

13.45 Abu Dhabi challenge competition: "I-Breathe Just" for emergency apparatus for Covid cases and “Artificial Breathing Palm Structure in Dubai”

Öznur Pınar Çer, Danilo Petta

Mask Architects

14.25 ArtsThread Graduate Competition. “Deploy - Access to Water”

Paul Mendieta

Imperial College London / Royal College of Art / Deploy Tech Ltd

15.00 Adapt to Survive: Designing with our Ecosystems
Henry Glogau
Architect at GXN, the green innovation unit of 3XN

15.20 Panel

Moderator Ubaldo Spina