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Nordic Report: Architecture and Design – the Nordic Way 

ArkDes in collaboration with Boverket, Form/Design Center and SUSTAINORDIC cordially invites you to a conference within the framework of the Swedish Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2018, 31 May and 1 June.

A Conference aiming to promote collaboration for sustainable design and architecture in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Moderator: Mark Isitt, architecture and design critic

RSVP by May 18.
 The conference is free of charge.


Thursday 31 May

11.30 Lunch will be served outside the lecture hall from 11.30
13.00 Welcome speech by Kieran Long, Director of ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design
13.15 Swedish government on the proposition Designed Living Environment – a New Policy for Architecture, Form and Design
13.40 Monica von Schmalensee, Chairman, National Council for Sustainable Cities, on the National Council for Sustainable Cities and the broadened architectural assignment for Boverket, the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
14.00 Showcases: presentations of various Nordic and Baltic innovative examples of sustainable architechture and design presented by its creators
15.20 Coffee and networking outside the lecture hall
15.45 Research panel: Three researchers give their views on the project presentations. Peter Vangsbo, Climate-KIC, Emma Holmqvist, Formas, and Luciane Aguiar Borges, Nordregio.
16.15 Key Note Speaker: Jakob Trollbäck, CEO at Trollback+Company
17.00 Krister Bringéus, ambassador at the Nordic Council of Ministers, on current issues concerning the council
17.15 Closing day 1
17.30 Early dinner
19.00 Grand opening of the exhibition Public Luxury at ArkDes

Friday 1 June

08.30 Coffee and tea
09.00 Good morning by Mark Isitt
09.15 Key Note Speaker: Maria Lisogorskaya from Assemble architects
10.00 Coffe and tea break
10.30 Nordic-Baltic panel discussion
11.00 Information on excursions: Dansbana and Slakthusområdet
11.40 Conference closes
12.00 Lunch
1. Round table discussion (closed session for policy and decision makers)
2. Excursions: busses will depart from Exercisplan to Dansbana in Vårby Gård and Slakthusområdet
16.00 After work at Slakthusområdet


Thursday 31 May

11:30  Auditoriet