Design Networking Hub – let’s connect!

Design Networking Hub – let’s connect!
20 May20 May 2022
Munich, Germany

Design Networking Hub – let's connect! hosts a panel discussion that invites authorities in the creative and design realm to discuss the challenges, opportunities and possibilities of intercultural projects.

The panel discussion, which takes place on 20 May 2022, is centred around the theme of "let's connect" and draws conversations on international cooperation.

Speakers at the event include the German Federal Foreign Office's Dr Peter Kettner, Design Kenya Society's Kyesubire Greigg, Nomad Magazine's Tanja Heuchele, German Design Museum Foundation's Julia Kostial, the German Design Council's Alexandra Sender as well as a group of people from the Design Networking Hub.

It will be moderated by design journalist, communications consultant and 2019 Dezeen Awards judge, Yoko Choy.

The discussion poses a number of questions including: How can we configure solutions for social challenges at an intercultural level? And also how can an international community be set in motion to facilitate an exchange of knowledge and skills as equals?

From the posed questions, the discussion explores the challenges, opportunities and possibilities that can come from intercultural cooperative projects.

The Design Networking Hub is a knowledge and networking platform for designers, architects and creatives to establish and support Kenyan-German design projects. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

A pilot group of small teams, including five German and five Kenyan young designers and architects, were brought together by the Design Networking Hub to work in teams to create a "bilateral cooperation project".

These teams explored areas of mobility, housing and digitalisation to develop new products, business ideas or non-profit concepts.

The teams will use information learned and gained from the panel discussion to further their work and projects.

Design Networking Hub – let's connect! takes place at 5 pm on 20 May 2022 at hw.design, Türkenstrasse, 55 – 57, 80799, Munich. The event will also be live-streamed.