Christian Bason:

A new Bauhaus for a Green Deal – Possibilities and Implications for Design and Engineering

September 9th at 09:00 am CET


Christian Bason will discuss the idea of establishing a New European Bauhaus, as a school of thought and practice for the European Green Deal. It will discuss ways in which to address the core ideas implicit within the Bauhaus, retrofitting them for our age and its challenges. Is it possible to prototype systemic change? How do we make shared decisions about our common future? And last but not least, what are the perspectives for design and engineering educations?

Christian Bason is CEO of the Danish Design Centre. His role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation, and to govern the most demanding initiatives and activities. Christian is a leading international authority on design, innovation and leadership in business and government. He is the author of seven books, most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). He is also a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business ReviewStanford Social Innovation Review and the Danish weekly business and political magazine Mandag Morgen. Christian is a lecturer at several executive educations, including Oxford Saïd Business School, the European School of Administration, the Henley MBA, and Copenhagen Business School.


Anna Porse:

The future of work is much more creative

September 10th at 09:00 am CET


What does work look like in the future? Which skills and competencies will be in demand in the future? What are the companies looking for? What are the clients looking for? And are the educational institutions ready? These are some of the questions which Anna Porse Nielsen will address in her key note. She draws upon her experience from working with both creative industries and other industries – private as well as public – who are increasingly demanding creative competencies. As part of the key note, Anna will interview CEO and Partner Mads Elleberg Petersen from the Copenhagen based brand agency e-Types who work with clients from all over the world and include his perspectives in the talk.

Anna Porse Nielsen is the founder and CEO of the Danish consultancy Seismonaut and has more than 15 years of experience when it comes to advising both creative entrepreneurs, leaders of companies as well as public institutions on strategy and business development. She is also head of the board of Arsenalet in Viborg – an incubator for animation and gaming companies as well as of the board of the organisation Filmtalent, whose aim is to ensure development of talent for the Danish Film industry. She often sits on boards and in think tanks advising politicians on national level on the creative sector and the potentials with in creative competencies. She is the co-author of and contributor to several books on the experience economy and an experienced keynote speaker.