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DESIGN FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

SEGD Riga Chapter and Design Studio H2E invite to its second event, which is public and in which the discussion will focus on design and social responsibility, with the goal of fostering public demand for quality and socially responsible design that influences a wide range of users. The objective is to make it clear that quality results are not possible without quality orders.

The keynote speaker at the event will Janno Siimar, Strategic Design Lead, CCO and Partner at Estonia’s biggest design studio Velvet. Velvet’s work focuses on consulting the Estonian Government on design matters.

 

The event will take place at Alūksne Bānītis Station, whose design received SEGD Best of Show Award 2019 and which was designed by Design Studio H2E. The choice of venue is symbolic, supporting local tourism and highlighting unique destinations in Latvia. Since the exhibition is in four languages – including that of our neighbour - Estonian, the participation of our near neighbour and colleague is entirely logical. This will be the first public excursion at Alūksne Bānītis conducted by the exhibition designers.

The event audience will be made up of design and architecture industry professionals, design users and design clients. Its goal is experience exchanges and discussions about the possibilities that can be offered by design, if it is used responsibly and in a targeted manner.

 

Admission to event is free of charge, registering beforehand at: [email protected]

There are a limited number of places available.

 

 

Event programme:

14:00-14:15: Arrival of participants, networking and conversations

14:15-14:25: Introduction/Dagnija Balode, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founder, H2E CBO and Dzintars Adlers, Alūksne District Council Deputy Chairman

14:25-15:00: Social Design Aspects in the Exhibition/Design Walk together with the Designers/Ingūna Elere, Holgers Elers, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founders and H2E Lead Designers

15:00-16:00: lecture “Design and Social Responsibility in Estonia” / Janno Siimar, Velvet, Strategic Design Lead, CCO, PartneZ

16:00-17:00: snacks, coffee, networking and conversations

 

The event will take place in English and Latvian.

The event may be photographed and filmed.  Photos and videos could be used to provide coverage of the event.

 

Register for the event: [email protected], +371 22308890

Book an interview: [email protected], +371 29890433

 

Event organiser: SEGD Riga Chapter and Design Studio H2E

Event supported by: Alūksne Bānītis Station

 

The SEGD Riga Chapter is delighted to invite to its first event, which will celebrate the launch of the SEGD Riga Chapter and the commencement of its activities, whose goal is to foster the exchange of experience and discussion of design between design industry professionals and design users. 

In 2020, four events are planned during the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons, which will highlight the subjects of space and navigation design, space and experience, environmental graphic design and digital experience.

 

Event Program:

9:30-10:00 – arrival of guests, networking and conversation

10:00-10:20 – What is SEGD? What is the organization’s goal and its policy in regard to membership and supporters?

/ Dagnija Balode, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founder and H2E CEO

10:20-10:40 - H2E’s story of the role of experiential design in shaping a public environmental message

/ Ingūna Elere, Holgers Elers, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founders and H2E Lead Designers

10:40-11:20 – a walk around the Raiņis and Aspazija Summer House exhibition together with its designers

/ Design Studio H2E 

11:20-12:00 – snacks, drinks, networking and conversation

 

Event details:

By invitation only

 

Date and time: 

June 16, 2020 at 10:00

 

Venue:

The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House

5/7 J.Plieksana Street, Jurmala, Latvia

 

Many thanks to the Design studio H2E, Association of Memorial Museums and the State Culture Capital Foundation for supporting this event!

The SEGD Riga Chapter is delighted to invite to its first event, which will celebrate the launch of the SEGD Riga Chapter and the commencement of its activities, whose goal is to foster the exchange of experience and discussion of design between design industry professionals and design users. 

 

In 2020, four events are planned during the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons, which will highlight the subjects of space and navigation design, space and experience, environmental graphic design and digital experience.

 

Event Program:

 

9:30-10:00 – arrival of guests, networking and conversation

10:00-10:20 – What is SEGD? What is the organization’s goal and its policy in regard to membership and supporters?

/ Dagnija Balode, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founder and H2E CEO

10:20-10:40 - H2E’s story of the role of experiential design in shaping a public environmental message

/ Ingūna Elere, Holgers Elers, SEGD Riga Chapter Co-founders and H2E Lead Designers

10:40-11:20 – a walk around the Raiņis and Aspazija Summer House exhibition together with its designers

/ Design Studio H2E 

11:20-12:00 – snacks, drinks, networking and conversation

 

Event details:

By invitation only

 

Date and time: 

Information about the new date of the event will follow as soon as possible.

 

Venue:

The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House

5/7 J.Plieksana Street, Jurmala, Latvia

 

Many thanks to the Association of Memorial Museums and the State Culture Capital Foundation for supporting this event!

 

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