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Paul Priestman to speak at Dezeen Day

Paul Priestman joins Dezeen Day lineup to discuss how people will live and travel in future

Transportation designer Paul Priestman will talk about cities of the future at Dezeen Day in London on 30 October.

He will present visions of future transportation as part of a session exploring how cities need to evolve in the face of new technologies, social pressures and climate change.

Priestman, founding director and chairman of industrial design consultancy PriestmanGoode, is regarded as one of the world's leading designers working in the fields of both ground and air transportation. He also works on the design of hotel and hospital interiors.

Priestman has worked on future-facing concepts including high-speed hyperloop transportation systems, electric aircraft and swarms of drones to replace delivery vehicles in cities.

Paul Priestman will speak at Dezeen Day
Paul Priestman will speak about future cities at Dezeen Day

Other projects Priestman has worked on include the interiors of the Airbus A380 passenger jet, proposals to ease overcrowding on commuter trains and a mobility scooter that encourages the elderly to stay active.

Born in 1961, Priestman studied industrial design at Central Saint Martins and later at the Royal College of Art in London. He co-founded PriestmanGoode in 1989.

In 2016, The Sunday Times named him as one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential people. In 2019 he was a member of the master jury for Dezeen Awards.

Dezeen Day is Dezeen's first ever international architecture and design conference. It takes place at BFI Southbank beside the Thames in London on 30 October.

The day will consist of keynote lectures and vibrant discussions about key topics including future materials, architecture and design education and the circular economy.

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The illustration is by Rima Sabina Aouf.