Conscious Cities Festival

18–24 OctOctober 2020

This event invites leading practitioners, activists, scientists and the general public from around the globe to explore the dialogue between people and place.

Between October 18 to 24, the Centre for Conscious Design (CCD) presents Conscious Cities Festival 2020: To Shape and Be Shaped.

Hosted at venues and online platforms around the world, this year's festival will feature 15+ event series to discuss how conscious design can empower and meet the needs of local communities and individuals.

Building on previous Conscious Cities Festivals hosted by the CCD, each event will tackle pressing issues facing urban populations. This year, the movement is launching its first group of local chapters, each of which is organising an event in their city.

Some speakers of note include Let it Ripple founder Tiffany Shlain, TED Talks global emerging innovator Adah Paris, principal and director of research at HKS Architects Upali Nanda, and Craig Hospital president Jandel Allen Davis.

The Centre for Conscious Design (CCD) is an international grassroots think tank focused on using conscious design to alleviate complex social and urban issues today and in the future. The CCD emerged out of the Conscious Cities Movement, started by architect Itai Palti and neuroscientist professor Moshe Bar in 2015.

Conscious Cities Festival takes place online between 18 to 24 October 2020.