Berlin – Wielkopolska Design Innovation & Exchange Programme by IDZ
Ake Rudolph, the coordinator of the exchange program invited me to participate in a 2-day event at the Concordia Design Center in Poznan, Poland. After half a day of talks by German designers and Polish companies there was a small exhibition with a selection of Berlin designers: Joa Herrenknecht, Rupert Kopp, delikatdesign, e27 and myself. We introduced our work following a match making session between us and the Polish companies. Very interesting contacts have been made in these short but focused pitches. The next day some of us stayed to assist in a design thinking workshop that was lead by Iwona Gasińska-Mulczyńska. As a design consultant and group lead it was very exciting to observe the participants and their reactions to my advices. A great chance to practice my learnings from the the systemic coach training and of course refresh my design thinking knowledge from the D-school back in 2009.