Global Design Forum


StartsMonday 16 September 2019
EndsSunday 22 September 2019
WhereV&A Museum, London
Website Global Design Forum

Taking place throughout the Festival at the V&A, the Forum features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that together reflects the most innovative thinking in the world of design today. The 2019 programme is supported by Headline Partner OPPO.

From 14 – 22 September speakers from all corners of the global design community will share new perspectives on designing for a shifting future. From biodesign and digital futures, to the power of AI and our environment, Global Design Forum informs and inspires audiences annually.

Themes include:

  • Biodesign: Engineering a Future
  • Design for Change
  • Smart Futures
  • Sustainability
  • The Theatre of Experience

Speakers include

Designer Astrid Stravro on the future of typography

Game of Thrones Production Designer Deborah Riley

Yves Behar on using design to build a better future

Claire Bergkamp, Worldwide Director of Sustainability and Innovation at Stella McCartney



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