Watch the third session of DesignMarch’s talks focusing on designing for the human senses

Dezeen has teamed up with DesignMarch to livestream a day of talks on the role of architecture and design in addressing global imbalances. Watch the concluding session here from 2:30pm London time.

DesignTalks is a programme of panel discussions that take place at the Henning Larsen Architects-designed Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The final session explores the design of movement and the “otherworld” through media such as choreography, fashion, embroidery and queer culture, featuring choreographer and playwright Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, author and filmmaker Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir, interior architect and former editor of Frame magazine Robert Thiemann, as well as visual artist James Merry, a long-term collaborator with Icelandic singer Björk.

Other topics to be explored in the discussions include how designers and architects can design for the human senses and its responses, as well as how to develop new ways of learning through design.

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Visual artist James Merry is a long-term collaborator of Icelandic singer Björk

The talk will feature Atelier NL co-founder Lonny van Ryswyck, and Harry Parr, architect and co-founder of London-based studio Bompas & Parr, who specialises in multi-sensory experience design.

The series of talks have taken place throughout the day on 24 April 2024 and is split up into four themed talks, which have been livestreaming on Dezeen.

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Atelier NL co-founder Lonny van Ryswyck will be among the panellists

The first session was livestreamed earlier on Dezeen and focused on architecture’s role in supporting communities to confront history and shape alternative futures, with featured speakers founding principal and co-executive director of MASS Design Group Alan Ricks and visual artist Rán Flygenring.

The second session, which was also livestreamed on Dezeen earlier today, explored how design can break down cultural barriers.

It featured contributions from fashion designer and founder of ready-to-wear brand Ervin Latimmier, co-founders of design studio Flétta Birta Rós Brynjólfsdóttir and Hrefna Sigurðardóttir, as well as art director Lisa Lapauw and photographer Mous Lambrat.

Portrait of author and filmmaker Hrund GunnsteinsdóttirPortrait of author and filmmaker Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir
Author and filmmaker Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir features in the afternoon session of DesignTalks

The day will conclude with the official opening ceremony of the 16th edition of the DesignMarch festival, Iceland’s largest design fair.

Curated by Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, the festival brings together discussions, exhibitions and shows spanning architecture, fashion, interiors and graphic design.

The full lineup of talks and more information about the festival can be found here. Tickets to the design fair can be purchased via this link.

DesignMarch takes place from 24 to 28 April 2024 in Reykjavík, Iceland. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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