Designboost a new, annual design event
Designboost is a completely novel concept on
the Swedish design market. It will be annual, different, international
and will penetrate questions of current interest on design in a broad
perspective and put them on the agenda in the society at large. Founders
of Designboost are Peer Eriksson and David Carlson together with City
of Malmö and Region Skåne. This years theme is sustainable
Designboost will take place for the first time 1719
October 2007. It consists of boost meetings, boost chats and a boost
happening (formerly known as ; workshops, lectures and exhibition.)
This years Designboost has sustainable design as it`s overall theme,
an issue that is as pressing as it is difficult to pinpoint.
- Its important to look upon things from a new perspective and
be given a push forward, which is exactly what the word boost means.
When it comes to sustainable design its likely that things need
to be questioned. Since the world is constantly changing and the maps
rewritten its impossible to sit around and wait, says Peer Eriksson.
Design in a sustainable society
Seeing that design is a part of life and life is a constant process
Designboost will be an annual event. The rational goal is to carry
out a number of days with different items on the programme where the
common denominator is design of the future and this years overall
theme sustainable design, were sustainable is not just environmental
aspect although that is a large part of the issue. The visionary goal
is to inject the participants with thoughts and make them ponder,
question, reflect, be worried and pleased about what design really
is all about and how it should be handled and used to give people
a better life in a more durable society.
-There are plenty of design events in Sweden. We want to create a
different and unique arrangement that will function as a creative
arena and meeting point that gathers people, companies, organisations,
institutions and schools that all work with design, in one way or
another, David Carlson says.
The truth is, there is none
We dont have the truths. The question is, does anyone? On the
other hand there are plenty of questions and possibly some answers.
Designboost is supposed to work as a forum where thoughts on sustainable
design and durable development can be debated, exchanged and tried.
Hopefully this will eventually lead to action.
- We can shape our world and create a more sustainable future with
the help of design. We can also use it to make tomorrows society.
A greater knowledge of design gives greater force to development.
With Designboost we wish to strengthen design as a mean of competition,
says Peer Eriksson.
Among others Jennifer Leonard, Eero Koivisto, Kristina Dryza, Brent
Richards and Satyendra Pakhale will participate. For the entire round
up, please visit our webpage www.designboost.se
SE-217 53 Malmö, Sweden
Tel +46 40 699 54 00
Fax +46 40 699 54 01
Peer Eriksson works with his own communication agency, Peer Communication.
David Carlson is the founder of David Design and today works as a
consultant with design and brand development issues and also has an
internet based trend report, the David Report.