Global Design Forum

Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. It takes place at the V&A from 17 – 25 September

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Free event

The programme for 2022 includes some of the most challenging and exciting topics that designers currently face from 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.

Attend as much of the programme as you would like; days are organised by theme and sessions can be booked onto individually.

Please visit here for the full programme.

Speakers include:
Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino, Chief Design Officer, Design Council
Alisha Fisher, Director, Migrants Bureau
Amy Frearson, Editor-at-large, Dezeen
Annie Atkins, Graphic Designer
Carolyn Steel, Academic and Writer
Christopher Raeburn, Creative Director, RAEBURN & Collaborator at Large at Timberland
Diana Ibanez Lopez, Moderator, Course Leader, MA Cities, CSM
Dominique Petit-Frère and Emil Grip, Creative Directors, Limbo Accra
Francesca Sarti, Founder, Arabeschi di Latte
Hirotaka Tako, Head of Design Centre Europe, Sony Design
Indy Johar, Founding Director, Dark Matters Lab
Insiya Jafferjee, CEO, Co-founder, Shellworks
Jenny Andersson, Really Regenerative
Jo da Silva, Global Director of Sustainable Development, Arup
John Oswald, Managing Director, Accenture Song Sustainability Studio
Judith Van Den Boom, Course Leader, MA Regenerative Design, Central Saint Martins
Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator, Design Museum, and Author, Radical Cities
Katie Menzies, Founder, Cabeza Patata
Lady Ashley Adjaye
Leanne Elliott-Young, Co-founder, Institute of Digital Fashion
Li Hu and Huang Wenjing, Directors, Open Architecture
Nikhil Dhumma, Design Lead, Tétris Design x Build
Sandy Powell, Costume Designer
Shawn Adams, Founder, POoR Collective
Tamara Cincik, Founder and CEO Fashion Roundtable
Thomas Gorton, Parley for the Oceans

Global Design Forum is supported by:
Headline Sponsor SAP
Explore Station
Istituto Maringoni
Tétris Design x Build
Sony Design