11:30 am–1 pm: Lectures
11:30 am - Evamaria Rönnegard, Design Manager at IKEA. “Most Things Are Yet to Be Done: The Future of Democratic Design”
The home revolution entails a revision of how we live in houses and the constitution of the home itself. Based on the principle of democratic design and its knowledge of home life, IKEA is leading this revolution with innovative formulas for bringing technology into homes or adapting to new lifestyle choices, such as sport or self-sufficiency. The future is coming... very soon.
12 noon - Olov Hedlin, IKEA Culture & Values Specialist. “A Biochemical Perspective on Human Relationships”
Oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, the so-called “happiness hormones”, have a direct bearing on how we live and interact with others in every context. Olov is an expert on this subject, which offers us a different perspective on human relationships and emotions. His analysis will challenge us to consider an important question: how can we use design to improve human relationships?
12:30 pm - Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainable & Healthy Living at IKEA. “Taking Sustainable Living to the Next Level”
What role do companies play in combating climate change? The world is constantly changing and evolving, and IKEA is in a position to make a major positive difference. Self-sufficiency, energy and water efficiency, reducing waste, developing a circular corporate economy and minimizing environmental impact are the main pillars of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainable and healthy living, with the ultimate goal of improving the daily lives of over 1 billion people by the year 2030.