Titled The Danish Culture of Design: Togetherness, Happiness, and our Sustainable Future, the talk discussed the role of good design within Danish society, and how it could be used to improve social wellbeing.
The talk was moderated by Dezeen’s deputy editor Cajsa Carlson and explored the past, present and future of Danish design, considering its origins, social function and sustainable future.
Anne-Louise Sommer has been director of the Designmuseum Danmark since 2011. Since 2012, she has also held the position of adjunct professor in Design Culture and Design History at the University of Southern Denmark.
She has an established background in design and education and previously worked as a rector for the Royal Danish Academy. Sommer is also an active member of Danish and international judging committees within the design field.
Jane Sandberg is the CEO of Enigma Museum of Post, Tele and Communication, an interactive museum dedicated to communication in Copenhagen. She previously held the position of CEO of the Danish Association of Architects.
Sandberg has a background in journalism and art history and is a columnist for Danish newspaper Berlingske. She has a particular interest in how cultural institutions connect to society.
This talk was produced by Dezeen for Vola as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen’s partnership content here.
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