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Global Design Forum is London Design Festival’s curated thought leadership programme, celebrating design and the minds shaping its future. Taking place throughout the Festival at the V&A, the Forum features a unique mix of talks, debates, tours and workshops that together reflect the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.

How can material use and production be reimagined to become genuinely sustainable and what role can designers play in changing attitudes towards sustainability and consumption both in and outside of the industry.


Simon Widmer, Head of Design for Circular Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Marlene Huissoud, experimental artist and designer

The Ellen Mac Artur Foundation is a pioneer of the circular economy, with a mission to accelerate the transition to the circular economy, the Foundation is employing design as the answer to the current waste crisis, spearheading a programme of initiatives such as the Circular Fibres Initiative, the New Plastics Economy, the Circular Economy 100.

Marlene Huissoud is a designer who creates new materials using insect waste products and other end-of-life resources