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Design Diplomacy X Finland
5.maí 2022 @ 12:00 - 14:00
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT REQUIRES REGISTRATION AND ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS WILL BE ADMITTED
Ambassador Ann-Sofie Stude has invited Laura Pehkonen (FI) and Hanna Dís Whitehead (IS) to her residence and is hosting an afternoon of design centered conversations.
Secure your place on the guest list here: https://bit.ly/DesignDiplomacyXFinland
Get a chance to hear Laura and Hanna Dís talk about various topics over a game of question cards that have been specially designed to power and spark the discussion. Then continue the conversation over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in this unusual setting.
Laura Pehkonen (FI) is a ceramic and visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. At the heart of Pehkonen’s work is the creation of abstract unique works using and combining arts and crafts techniques. The main material of her work is ceramics, but she also works with wood and mixed media paintings. In recent years, Pehkonen has implemented several public ceramic murals of various sizes.
Hanna Dís Whitehead (IS) focuses on a hands-on approach, working in a very personal way, interweaving story, shape, materials and color.She works on the borders of art, design and craft often going between diverse materials within the same subject. Hanna is very interested in the dialog between objects and the viewer.
For the fourth time at DesignMarch, local ambassadors are inviting designers from their home countries to pair with Icelandic creatives over a common theme. They will be opening the doors of their residences to host a series of intimate discussions in “living room” settings, offering you a unique opportunity to meet the designers and get inspired.
Design Diplomacy is powered by Helsinki Design Week, the concept owner. Question cards are used in a tailored game to power a design-centric discussion. With an unusual set of questions, the events are set to explore designers’ inspirations, daily routines and work processes.
The event is a part of the jubilee celebrations marking 75-year diplomatic relations between Iceland and Finland this year.