Watch the third session of DesignMarch's talks on designing digital realities

Dezeen teamed up with DesignMarch to livestream a day of talks focused on the role of design in shaping alternative futures. Watch the third session above, which included a talk by speculative architect Liam Young.

DesignTalks is a programme of live talks that took place at the Henning Larsen Architects-designed Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, which was moderated by Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The third and final session explored how designers are expanding realities into the digital realm, as well as how speculative design can be a useful tool in creative and critical reflection with the potential to guide the designs of the future.

The session featured contributions from an array of architects, designers and experts, including Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, founder of architecture practice SAP and filmmaker and speculative architect Liam Young, who will join remotely.

Portrait of Arnhildur Pálmadóttir
Founder of architecture practice SAP Arnhildur Pálmadóttir will be amongst the panelists

DesignTalks took place on May 4 in Reykjavik and was split up into three themed sessions.

The first session was livestreamed earlier on Dezeen and focused on approaches to resilient design, circular thinking and regeneration, with featured speakers including architect and founder of Exploration Architecture Michael Pawlyn and Mexican designer Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera.

Portrait of speculative architect Liam Young
Speculative architect and filmmaker Liam Young will join the panel remotely

The second session, which focused on environmental restoration and the notion of rewilding, was also livestreamed earlier on Dezeen and featured contributions from architectural researcher Stefán Laxness and Pentagram partner and information designer Giorgia Lupi.

The day concluded with the official opening ceremony 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.

You can find out more about the full lineup of talks here.

DesignMarch takes place from 4-8 May 2022 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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