17-19 June 2022
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!
Friday June 17
10:00 – 13:00
Pre-conference workshops including :
Workshop 1 : Design beyond governance
Workshop 2 : Design beyond Resistance
Workshop 3 : Activating Positive Social Change with Disruptive Design
14:00 – 16:30
Design walks including :
Design walk 1 : Telliskivi region
Design shopping tour / Studio crawl
16:30 – 19:00
19:00 – 21:00
Saturday June 18
09:30 – 16:30
11:00 – 13:30
19:00 – 21:00
Sunday June 19
Curated Tour and Concert
11:00 – 16:00
Pre-conference workshop I: Futures Design Methodology by Bespoke
Innovation leads us to the future, and the future makes us innovate.
Pre-conference workshop II: Stop Campaigning, Start Engaging by Marksteen Adamson
How to challenge the status quo, not only through campaigning (getting attention), but actually building a solution?
Pre-conference workshop III: Activating Positive Social Change with Disruptive Design by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Using a robust scientific approach to understanding the complex systems that impact society.
Design Walk I
Get to know Estonian design studios located in Telliskivi region.
Design Walk II
Get to know Estonian design studios located in ARS Art Factory.
Design Walk III
Get to know Estonian design studios located in the city centre.
Design Shopping Tour
Interested in buying Estonian design? Here is a list of design studios/shops to visit.
Wander around Tallinn and visit local creative studios.
Curated Nature Walk on Paljassaare Peninsula
City escape to nature! Discover the area of Paljassaare.
Tour in the Museum of Estonian Applied Art and Design
The aim of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design is to collect, preserve and exhibit Estonian applied art and design.
Curated Tour and Concert in the Arvo Pärt Centre
Mr Arvo Pärt is one of the most performed contemporary composers in the world at the moment.
Ceremony and Gala
Welcome Reception at the Maarjamäe Palace
Maarjamäe Palace, a historic summer manor, belongs to the Estonian History Museum.
European Design Awards Gala
The ED-Awards crowning event at the Kultuurikatel Creative Hub.
ED-Awards After Party in the Club Uus Laine
Estonian designers on stage!
Conference: Beyond Design
The European Design Awards Conference 2022 “Beyond Design” addresses the core questions of the future of design.
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 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 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 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 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, “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 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.
Discounted travel with airBaltic
airBaltic (Air Baltic Corporation AS) connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.
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.
Badge pickup & free transport
Change your festival tickets to a personal festival badge which grants entrance to the festival events.