Keynote: Collaborate To Innovate: Designing for a Circular Economy

Global Design Forum

22 Sept 2022


Victoria & Albert Museum

Lydia and Manfred Gorvi Lecture Theatre




Supported by SAP

Keynote: Collaborate To Innovate: Designing for a Circular Economy with Sebastian Cox (furniture designer and maker); Phoebe English (fashion designer); Marcus Engman (CCO, IKEA); John Oswald (European MD, Accenture Song Sustainability Studio)

This year, Global Design Forum Headline Partner SAP will continue their Circular Design Project, a project and partnership highlighting stories and talks focused on the circular economy as a framework for positive global impact and regenerative design. Bringing together leaders within business, technology, policy and design during the Global Design Forum, SAP will showcase the positive and measurable impact that can be achieved if business, designers and technologists collaborate at scale. Presenting innovations that are changing the way industry and design can collaborate and with representation from some of the world’s leading brands, this keynote panel will present the cross sector voices that are demanding practical action to achieve a low carbon, sustainable future. • How can design work with regenerative businesses to adopt and apply a circular business practices? • What can be achieved when business, technologists and designers collaborate at scale • How can circular design be accessible, and aspirational for the world’s designers and creatives? • How can digital technologies support the shift to circular economy and support regenerative future? • What tools, methods and technologies are needed to drive a circular economy? • How can designers affect a shift in mindsets and practices?