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Global Design Forum

Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Taking place throughout the Festival, the Forum featured a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that together reflected the most innovative thinking in the world of design today. Speakers from all corners of the global design community shared new perspectives on designing for a shifting future. From thinking in a post-pandemic world and digital futures, to the power of AI and our environment, Global Design Forum informs and inspires audiences annually.

This year, Global Design Forum took place online and was free to attend. You can rewatch any talks you missed and catch up on your favourites on demand.

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2020 FEATURED KEYNOTE

Es Devlin is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse technology and poetry.

In this talk, Es discussed the conception and execution of her past and current projects that give new meaning to structures and spaces. Es also talked about the importance of the arts during times of crisis. 

Multi-award-winning artist and designer Es Devlin is the Artistic Director for London Design Biennale.  Devlin practices across the worlds of art, opera, music and technology. Her luminous fluorescent red Please Feed The Lion sculpture roared AI-generated collective poetry to crowds in Trafalgar Square in September 2018 for London Design Festival.