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October 2020

World Hope Forum

World Hope Forum

On 24 October 2020, Tord Boontje will join the World Hope Forum to give a talk about his recent Do-It-Together project.

The forum will start at 10:30 AM C.E.T. (9:30 AM UK) and registration is free:

About the World Hope Forum:

Founded by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano, the World Hope Forum is an organisation whose main goal is to create a global platform for the exchange and expansion of knowledge, innovation of business practices, the resetting of making methods, the invention of alternative models, the rethinking of the rituals of selling, sharing and bartering – and other initiatives yet to be discovered.

In this first meeting of great spirits and inspiring speakers, we invite general audiences from around the globe to join us and celebrate this WHF launch for the Netherlands. This conference will address several topics such as the climate crisis, inclusivity, waste management, cooperation, indigenous design, archeology as a source of inspiration, and the inclusion of the humanities in design. Multiple ideas about slowing down and scaling down; doing good for people and the planet alike.


10:30 Lidewij Edelkoort, World Hope Forum Manifesto
10:45 meet the WHF Ambassadors
(Mary Portas from England and Kaori Ieyasu from Japan)
11:00 Petra Janssen, WHF Ambassador for the Netherlands & founder of Social Label
11:45 Philip Fimmano, A Labour of Love: new materialism in design

12:15 lunch break

13:15 Rodney Lam, serial entrepeneur & co-founder, Daily Paper
13:45 Pascale Gatzen, head of Practice Held in Common, ArtEZ
14:45 meet the WHF Ambassadors
(Stephanie Calvino from France, Ragna Froda from Iceland and Mary Portas from England)

15:05 short break

15:15 Michiel van Maaren, 2020 Design Academy Eindhoven graduate
15:30 meet the WHF Ambassadors
(Marcella Echavarria from Mexico, Lilly Tede from Brasil, Barbara de Vries from the US)
15:45 Tord Boontje, designer & creator of Do-It-Together
16:10 Lucas de Man, Biobased Creations
16:30 Lidewij Edelkoort with last words of hope

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