studio walks

Ceremony and Gala



travel information

Festival Partners


17-19 June 2022

around Tallinn

Join us in the cosiest of nordic capitals: Tallinn, a modern, sustainable and innovative city known for its relaxed vibe. A city where the historical and cultural legacies from different eras contrast with its vibrant and creative urban environment.

The European Design Festival 2022 deals with the theme “Beyond Design” and explores issues such as “Beyond governance, beyond resistance, beyond tranquillity….” The programme includes conferences, exhibitions, design walks, design talks, parties, nature walks and of course the European Design Awards ceremony!


June 17


Design walks

Design shopping tour / Studio crawl

Welcome Reception

Saturday June 18


Nature walk


19:00 – 21:00

European Design Awards 2022 Ceremony

Gala PArty

Sunday June 19

Museum tour

Curated Tour and Concert


Studio Walks

Design Walk I

Get to know Estonian design studios located in Telliskivi region.

Ceremony and Gala


Conference: Beyond Design

The European Design Awards Conference 2022 “Beyond Design” addresses the core questions of the future of design.

Angela Oguntala

Angela Oguntala is a founding partner at Greyspace, a foresight and design studio that partners with organizations to envision and transition towards desirable futures. She has led work in various sectors from education and policy, to healthcare, finance and fashion. She works to facilitate deliberation on emerging challenges and opportunities,

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu (CEO & Founder The UnSchool and Disrupt Design) is an award-winning designer and sociologist helping to pioneer the transformation to a sustainable and circular economy. She is a TED speaker, a UN Environment Champion of the Earth Lauret, and a LinkedIn Change-Maker. She is the creator of

Ariel Guersenzvaig

Ariel Guersenzvaig is a design and technology ethicist and a professor of design at Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. His main areas of research are, on the one hand, the ethical impact of machine intelligence on society, and, on the other hand, the ethics of professional design activity. His

Marksteen Adamson

Marksteen Adamson is a Founding Partner, Chief Creative Officer and Director of Strategy at Asha & Co. Marksteen has gained an international reputation for being an inspiring creative strategist and problem solver, advising global companies, governments, countries and charities on brand strategy and brand behaviour. Marksteen was Global Creative Director of Interbrand

Kaidi-Kerli Kärner

Kaidi-Kerli Kärner is a Strategic Planning Director at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. She will give a research overview about the footprint of Estonian public digital services. Digitalisation is a big part of our lives and is a success story of the Estonian public sector. Therefor it is

Frederico Duarte

Frederico Duarte studied communication design in Lisbon and worked as a designer in Malaysia and Italy. He holds an MFA in design criticism from the School of Visual Arts and a PhD in design curating from Birkbeck College, University of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum. As a design

Isabel Inés

Isabel Inés, “Ludita”, is a strategic designer in Spain with more than 25 years of experience. With a degree in Information Sciences, she has worked designing digital products and services, leading design teams, defining methodologies and strategies, and creating user and learning experiences for all kinds of companies: idealista, Decathlon,

Vinay Mistry

Vinay Mistry  is a multi-award winning Creative Director of DesignStudio London. He loves to design identities, direct films and experiment with new technology to create powerful stories. Since joining DesignStudio, he has led projects for world renowned brands including Panasonic, Fifa, Virgin, Mind and HelloFresh amongst many others.


Travel Information

Affiliated Hotels

All the hotels are very well-located, in a walking distance to most of the festival locations.

Travelling to Tallinn

Make the most of your stay, experience our capital Tallinn and prolong your stay taking a trip to the countryside.