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Watch the second session of DesignMarch's talks focusing on environmental restoration and rewilding

Dezeen teamed up with DesignMarch to livestream a day of talks focused on the role of design in shaping alternative futures. Watch the second session above, which included a talk by Pentagram partner Giorgia Lupi.

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 and was moderated by Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The second session focused on environmental restoration and the notion of rewilding, as well as the design of data, information and digital spaces.

The session featured contributions from an array of architects, designers and experts including architectural researcher Stefán Laxness, Pentagram partner and information designer Giorgia Lupi, DOGA managing director Tor Inge Hjemdal and digital fashion designer and founder of The Fabricant Susanne Vos, among others.

Portrait of Stefán Laxness
Architectural researcher Stefán Laxness will join the second session panelists

DesignTalks took place throughout the day 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 Giorgia Lupi
The panel will include Pentagram partner and information designer Giorgia Lupi

The third and final session focused on how designers are expanding realities into the digital realm, with contributions from Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, founder of architecture practice SAP.

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.

Portrait of Tor Inge Hjemdal
DOGA managing director Tor Inge Hjemdal will be amongst the panelists

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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