Watch the third session of DesignMarch’s talks on designing digital realities

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Dezeen has teamed up with DesignMarch to livestream a day of talks focused on the role of design in shaping alternative futures. Tune into the third session here at 3:15pm Reykjavik time, which includes a talk by speculative architect Liam Young.

DesignTalks is a programme of live talks taking place at the Henning Larsen Architects-designed Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland, which will be moderated by Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

The third and final session will explore how designers are expanding realities into the digital realm, as well as how speculative design can be a useful tool in creative and critical reflection with the potential to guide the designs of the future.

The session will feature contributions from an array of architects, designers and experts, including digital fashion designer and founder of The Fabricant Susanne Vos and Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, founder of architecture practice SAP, as well as filmmaker and speculative architect Liam Young, who will join remotely.

Portrait of Susanne Vos
Digital fashion designer and founder of The Fabricant Susanne Vos will be on the panel

DesignTalks takes place on May 4 in Reykjavik and is split up into three themed sessions.

The first session was livestreamed earlier on Dezeen and focused on approaches to resilient design, circular thinking and regeneration, with featured speakers including architect and founder of Exploration Architecture Michael Pawlyn and Mexican designer Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera.

Portrait of Arnhildur Pálmadóttir
Founder of architecture practice SAP Arnhildur Pálmadóttir will be amongst the panelists

The second session, which focused on environmental restoration and the notion of rewilding, was also livestreamed earlier on Dezeen and featured contributions from architectural researcher Stefán Laxness and Pentagram partner and information designer Giorgia Lupi.

The day will conclude with the official opening ceremony of the DesignMarch festival, Iceland’s largest design fair. Curated by Hlin Helga Guðlaugsdóttir, the festival brings together discussions, exhibitions and shows spanning architecture, fashion, interiors and graphic design.

Portrait of speculative architect Liam Young
Speculative architect and filmmaker Liam Young will join the panel remotely

You can find out more about the full lineup of talks here.

DesignMarch takes place from 4-8 May 2022 in Reykjavík, Iceland. See Dezeen Events Guide for an up-to-date list of architecture and design events taking place around the world.

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