Tuesday 04 April 2017 - 16:30 to Thursday 06 April 2017 - 12:00

This year British Council (Architecture Design Fashion) is working with Disegno to host a series of talks about the future of European design during Milan’s Salone del Mobile

The three talks will be based around a central theme of international cooperation in the European design sector. Each talk will explore a different facet of design: education, policy and industry.

The talks will be moderated by Oli Stratford, editor-in-chief of Disegno; Joseph Grima, founder of architecture and research studio Space Caviar; and Johanna Agerman Ross, founding editor of Disegno and now curator at the V&A. Confirmed speakers include Orhan Nikšić, CEO and co-founder of Zanat; and Alexis Georgacopoulos, director of ECAL.

The talks will be hosted in the courtyard of Atelier Clerici, a neoclassical palazzo in central Milan. During Salone del Mobile, the courtyard will be occupied by Matera 2019, with an installation designed in collaboration with the Open Design School. This installation will take the form of an open area and stage in which Disegno and the British Council's talks will take place. 

Full details of the talks can be found at DisegnoDaily. The talks are free to attend with drinks and canapés served throughout, however please RSVP at the following email address:  


Are overseas fees corrosive to transnational education?
Tuesday 4 April, 4.30pm
Moderated by Oli Stratford with Alexis Georgacopoulos, Sebastian Bergne, Tamar Shafrir.


Can the European design industry survive a transition from free movement to protectionist values?
Wednesday 5 April, 4.30pm
Moderated by Johanna Agerman Ross with Orhan Nikšić, Ineke Hans, Jan Boelen.


Why aren't all economies circular?
Thursday 6 April, 9.30am
Moderated by Joseph Grima with Sarah Mann, Carl-Johan Skogh, Vera Sacchetti.

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