This year has radically changed our perception of space: we started to avoid places which we share with strangers, which could lead to chance meetings. In many countries we have experienced social isolation, quarantine, remote work. Our homes have become a place for work, spending time with family, learning etc.
During the 2 day Vitra Summit (22 and 23 October, online) together with designers, architects, scientists and other experts from around the world we will seek answers to questions connected with the giant socio-economic experiment which is still ongoing. Will the office disappear, and if so, will we miss it? Will the freedom to work from anywhere lead to deserted cities? How to adapt home space to new functions?
The program will be divided into 4 parts: The human and the office, Dynamic Spaces, Design Matters, Remote World. Speakers include: Anders Byriel, CEO Kvadrat, Avinash Rajagopal, editor in chief of Metropolis magazine, Christian Grosen Rasmussen, Chief Design Officer Vitra, designers Hella Jongerius, Ilse Crawford, Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Konstantin Grcic, Nora Fehlbaum, CEO Vitra (as well as Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra CEO emeritus) and Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, CEO Marimekko.