Kicking off Good Design for a Bad World, our series of talks about how design could tackle the world's big problems, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs hosted a discussion on climate change during Dutch Design Week.
The talk focused on how climate change can be tackled and mitigated through design, and what designers can do to protect the population from its detrimental effects.
Dutch Design Week international ambassador Marcus Fairs was joined by Richard van der Lacken, co-founder of design conference What Design Can Do and initiator of the Climate Action Challenge, a competition that tasks designers to coming up with solutions to global warming.
Atelier NL co-founder Lonny van Ryswyck and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen curator Annemartine van Kesteren were also on the panel, along with Babette Porcelijn, an industrial designer who has written a book exploring humanity's impact on the planet.
Dezeen hosted five panel discussions as part of the Good Design for a Bad World initiative. The talks were free to attend, and took place at the People's Pavilion at KetelHuisplein 1, in the Strijp-S district of Eindhoven.
The next talk focussed on design for refugees and host communities.