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Watch the second part of DesignTalks 2023 focusing on design's response to social challenges

Dezeen teamed up with DesignMarch to livestream a day of talks focused on the importance of design in addressing global challenges. Watch the last two sessions back here.

DesignTalks was a programme of live talks taking place at the Henning Larsen Architects-designed Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland. The talks were moderated by Dezeen's editor Tom Ravenscroft.

The conference was split into four themed sessions, which were livestreamed Dezeen in two parts. The second part was streamed here. The first part was streamed earlier in the day – you can watch it at this link.

DesignTalks 2023 took place at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo by Aldís Pálsdóttir

The third session featured a panel with landscape architect and co-founder of LOLA Architects Peter Veenstra, artistic director and founder of design studio ÞYKJÓ Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir, partner at design studio Design Group Italia Sigurður Þorsteinsson, and founder of art project Graphic Rewilding Lee Baker.

This panel discussed how design can be used to address the social challenges highlighted during the pandemic. Speakers explored questions such as how to design for dignity, justice, participation and inclusion, and how we can create more healing environments.

In the last session of the conference, bio-designer and Faber Futures founder Natsai Audrey Chieza and senior curator of architecture and design at The Museum of Modern Art Paola Antonelli wrapped up the themes discussed in previous sessions by exploring what they think the future of design holds.

The pair also discussed how designers can use the advances in science and technology in recent years, looking at rapidly advancing fields such as bio-design.

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

DesignMarch took place from 3-7 May 2023 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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