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SPEAKERS

Pedro Inoue

Adbuster

The Brazilian graphic designer works as creative director at “Adbusters”, a collective of artists, philosophers, drop outs and wild hearts. Pedro strives to create design campaigns that advance social and political change. The campaigns criticise large companies and consumerism, hold corrupt politicians accountable and encourage our thoughtless and complacent culture to think for itself again and take responsibility.

Pedro writes columns for WARP Magazine and Shiseido. In the past he worked with David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Ryuichi Sakamoto, among others, and exhibited his works in Korea, Japan, France and Great Britain.

Marjan van Aubel

Founder and solar designer

Marjan van Aubel is a solar designer and founder of the design collective Caventou. Her innovative practice spans the field of sustainability, design and technology. The focus of her work is on using intelligent design to promote “solar democracy”: she aesthetically integrates solar cells in objects such as windows or furniture, giving them a double function. The goal is to redefine our relationship with solar technology and make it ubiquitous.

Marjan teaches at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 2017 she was named Designer of the Future by Swarovski, in 2016 she received the Wallpaper Design Award and the WIRED’s Innovation Award.

Eike König

Graphic designer and professor

Eike König founded HORT in Berlin – a design office for visual communication. Its portfolio includes ARTE, Bauhaus Dessau and Nike. Eike’s work not only provides answers, but also stimulates political discourse. His special priority is to promote young people. Since 2011 he has been professor for illustration and graphic design at the Offenbach Academy of Design (HfG Offenbach).

Both at the academy and in his design office, Eike is first and foremost a mentor – not a boss or a teacher. He strives to spark creativity and courage by working in a liberal and inspiring way.

Daan Lucas

Founder and designer

Daan Lucas is founder and managing director of Random Studio – a design studio that creates immersive experiences. These experiences involve interactive installations related to brands and products, opening up new perspectives in physical space to the viewer.

Daan has not pursued a typical career in design. He first studied law before giving it a go in the world of advertising and programming on his own. He quickly realized that there were people who were much better at advertising and programming than he was and founded Random Studio – an open office for designers and artists of all kinds.

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Mathew Leung

Architect and urban designer

Mathew Leung is co-founder of “Assemble”, an interdisciplinary architecture, design and art studio specializing in the planning and implementation of workspaces. Mathew has managed projects including “The Cineroleum”, a pilot project to reuse 4000 unused UK petrol stations, and “Blockhorse Workshop”, a workshop in Waltham Forest which is open to the public. Assemble’s project “Granby Four Streets” won the Turner Prize in 2015.

In addition to his work at Assemble, Mathew lectures in cultural and educational institutions around the world and publishes his research in RIBA Journal and with JOVIS Publishers, among others. His Master’s thesis was awarded the RIBA President’s Silver Medal.