In collaboration with Scandinavia House and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Nordic Consulates in New York present the panel debate Nordic Design Now - Social Awareness & Sustainability. The event will take place at Cooper-Hewit, National Design Museum in New York on November 10th at 7.00pm.
In the serie of events during the Nordic Design Weeks in New York, will this panel debate feature leading Nordic designers discussing their stance on sustainability and social responsibility in their work and in current design practices. Designers working in the Nordic countries often favor simplicity, clean lines, and modern shapes and colors. Nordic designers also have a long tradition of creating designs for products, public spaces and buildings that take into account quality of life and social responsibility. Sustainability has also been an integral part of Nordic design traditions through consideration of materials and craftsmanship.
Nille Juul-Sørensen - former chairman of board at Index Award, partner in Arup (Denmark)
Lavrans Løvlie – Director, liveIwork (Norway)
Sam Peters – CEO, No Picnic (Sweden)
Ville Kokkonen - Design Director of Artek (Finland)
Halla Helgadottir - Managing Director Iceland Design Centre (Iceland)
The panel is moderated by Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
The Nordic Culture Fund has provided support for this event.