The power of design lies in collaboration


The munich creative business week and the Arctic Design Week, the most northern design week organised annually in the north of Finland, will co-host the first edition of »Global Design Talks« beyond the Arctic region at mcbw on 17 – 18 May 2022. »Global Design Talks« is a new series of dialogues initiated by the Arctic Design Week and organised together with the most interesting design weeks in the world. Design experts will discuss the most pressing challenges we face in our world together with experts from relevant fields.

»Collaboration is power«, says Päivi Tahkokallio, the creator of the GDT concept and former President of BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations).
»There is hardly a challenge in the world one profession or experts from one single field can find solutions to. «

»To succeed it is critical to have the best forces from different fields to have an open dialogue.«

The theme for »Global Design Talks« at MCBW will evolve around climate change mitigation and especially around the need for long-term Life Cycle Thinking in the industrial ecosystems. Three consecutive dialogues will move from local to European and further to global level. »Collaboration with the great staff at MCBW has been very inspiring. Once again it has been proved how effective co-design is.«, says Päivi Tahkokallio.

The Global Design Talks series will be launched at the Arctic Design Week on 25 March, and after the MCBW a third set of dialogues will take place at the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne on 10 June.

Päivi Tahkokallio -  creator of the GDT concept and former President of BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations)

The comment from Päivi Tahkokallio was first published in the mcbw MAG as part of mcbw 2022.