Global Design Forum


Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future.

The programme features some of the most challenging and exciting topics that designers currently face, including regenerative futures; new possibilities in digital design; identity and inclusivity; design to shape behaviour; connecting communities; participation in design and design for crisis and recovery. 

Speakers from all corners of the global design community will share new perspectives on how design can be more accessible, inclusive, sustainable and at the forefront of change.

The sessions were hosted at the V&A Museum in South Kensington.

The Global Design Forum is supported by Headline Sponsor SAP.

The Circular Design Series

Moving away from a linear, take-make-waste system to a circular economy is anything but simple. How can designers move towards a truly circular model? Part of the Global Design Forum in partnership with SAP, the Circular Design Series spotlights how designers, brands and disruptors are making progress in overcoming the barriers to change. 

Watch Paola Antonelli, Cyrill Gutsch, Jonas Pettersson, Andu Masebo, Carolle Collet and many more global innovators discuss how progress can and is being made in this vital transition. Learn more.