SEGD Riga Chapter / Design for Social Responsibility

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm



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

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