Global Design Forum

Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Held in conjunction with the V&A, the 2019 programme is supported by Headline Partner OPPO.

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  • Saturday, 14 – Friday, 20 September 2019

  • Throughout the V&A

  • Tickets cost £12.00 - £36.00

    Booking is essential.

Past Event

From biodesign and digital futures, to the future of food production and sustainable fashion, Global Design Forum informs and inspires audiences annually speakers from all corners of design will share new perspectives on designing for a shifting future.

2019 speakers include:
• Carole Collet, Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures and Founder of the Design & Living Systems Lab at Central Saint Martins; and Director of Sustainable Innovation at LVMH
• Claire Bergkamp, World Wide Sustainability & Innovation Director, Stella McCartney
• Dame Vivienne Westwood, Designer & Activist
• Deborah Riley, Production Designer, Game of Thrones
• Dr Douglas Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace
• Jackson Boxer, Chef, Orasay, Brunswick House and St Leonards
• Kengo Kuma, Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates; Professor, The Kengo Kuma Laboratory, The University of Tokyo
• Kwame Kwei-Armah, Creative Director, The Young Vic
• Laurent Simon, Executive Creative Director, BBC Creative
• Mark Miodownik, Materials Scientist, University College London
• Peter Griffith, Vice-President Product and Design, Kano Computers
• Professor Sir David King, Director, The University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair
• Shoshana Stewart, CEO, Turquoise Mountain
• Suzanne Lee, Director, Biofabricate
• Yves Behar, CEO, Fuse Project

Talks will take place in the Hochhauser Auditorium and the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre at various time during the London Design Festival. To see the full programme and to book tickets please visit

Part of London Design Festival and the V&A