DESIGN Canberra is proud to introduce the Design Diplomacy program as part of a new partnership with Helsinki Design Week.
Design Diplomacy is a series of public conversations in ambassadors’ and high commissioners’ residences. A design professional from the hosting country meets a Canberra designer in a new card game in which playful and intelligent questions challenge both the speakers and the audience to reflect upon design as a part of intercultural exchange. The concept boldly combines prestigious diplomatic settings and architecture with informal discussions. Importantly, it builds vital international links for the embassies, speakers and audiences. Design Diplomacy was launched in 2016 as part of the Helsinki Design Week program and in 2018 will be a signature DESIGN Canberra event.