Why redesign the world?

Visualisation of Planet City by Liam Young
26 Aug26 August 2021

Dezeen has teamed up with Epic Games to host a live panel discussion exploring the work of creatives and scientists who are reimagining planet Earth.

Architects and designers are increasingly turning their attention to redesigning the world in an attempt to address issues such as climate change, habitat destruction and human overpopulation.

But how do we go about this? Is it a worthwhile aim? And what role will technology have to play?

This Dezeen talk, which brings together experts from the worlds of architecture, film and technology, will attempt to answer these questions.

Speakers include:

Speculative architect and filmmaker Liam Young
Geographer and environmental social scientist Holly Jean Buck
Creative director and production designer Alex McDowell
Belinda Ercan from Epic Games

The talk, which is moderated by Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, coincides with Dezeen's Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion, which calls for radical proposals to rethink the planet.

The talk takes place at 3:00pm London time and is free to watch online at Dezeen.

Top image is a still from Liam Young's film Planet City.

Why redesign the world? takes place online at https://www.dezeen.com/talks/ at 3:00pm BST on Thursday 26 August 2021.