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4/5 CoTalk: Bigger, faster and more fun: – The smart way for Stockholm to grow

Sweden’s capital is not only one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, it’s also one of the world’s best cities to live in. The region has a strong economy, a world-class technology cluster and is a leader in life sciences. What’s more, there are more global headquarters here than in all the other Nordic capitals put together.

But the world is evolving rapidly. Lots of cities are competing for the most talented individuals, investment capital and innovation. Company leaders and management from other regions now understand that actions speak louder than words and have started acting accordingly. Standing still is not an option for Stockholm, as in reality it means we will fall back. So what is actually required if we are to beat off competition in the future?

For this Cotalk we have invited Maria Rankka, CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. She will update us on what she believes are the priorities concerning the development of the Stockholm region with a focus on real estate and architecture, in addition to the obvious issue of the need for more homes to be built.

Based on the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce’s Future Programme, which was published at the end of 2015, Rankka will also give us an updated picture of Stockholm’s standing in early 2017. Her CoTalk will cover the areas of: urbanisation, globalisation and digitisation; the new Stockholmers; the needs of businesses and schools; and finally, the importance of making sure that Stockholm is fun!

Book your spot at the CoTalk 4/5 CoTalk: Bigger, faster and more fun: – The smart way for Stockholm to grow

Location: Codesign, Sveavägen 56 E PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS!
Time: Breakfast is served from 7: 45 – 8.15 am. The seminar takes place between 8:15 – 9: 00

Places are limited and issued on a first come first served basis. The seminars are free but we will charge an administration fee of 400 SEK / participant for any cancellations less than 24 hours before the seminar takes place.

Questions? contact agnes(at)codesign.se

 

CoTalk 23/3: The camera as a tool: an inspirational lecture about the power of images in the media

Are you active on Instagram and Facebook? Are you inflenced by different ideals? If yes, then we’d like to extend an extra warm welcome to you to the first spring CoTalk where the image is in focus. Our children are constantly connected. As they grow up a never-ending stream of images and inherited ideals will surround them. What is the power of the image to them and to us adults? How we can we take control of the image and all the ideals that the image conveys? For this Cotalk we have invited the photographer and social entrepreneur Felicia Margineanu to present her perspective on this and the importance of empowering the younger generation by highlighting the importance of social media opportunities in a chaotic world.

Felicia is the founder of OhSnap!, an organisation that trains young photographers to think critically within society norms.

“We provide a free platform for participants to learn the basics of photography. However we encourage them to look at things critically, and develop a greater understanding of media, standards, retouching and photography with a gender perspective. Via our platform we are creating a new generation of young conscientious photographers and models,” says Felicia.

The lecture will provide you with practical tips on how you can think and keep thinking critically in a world dominated by images. You will also discover how – through the use of concrete tools – you can help younger people in your circles to think critically.

Felicia helps employees, members and young people at many different organisations including Save the Children, PostNord, Mentor Sweden and Friends, to challenge their perspectives. She is also actively involved with primary schools, secondary schools and municipalities, helping to inspire teachers, parents and students to dare to be themselves and take advantage of social media opportunities. Over 100 000 people have attended lectures held by Felicia.

Book your spot at the CoTalk the camera as a tool – an inspirational lecture about the power of images in the media

Location: Codesign, Sveavägen 56 E PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS!
Time: Breakfast is served from 7: 45 – 8.15 am. The seminar takes place between 8:15 – 9: 00 am on March 23.

Places are limited and issued on a first come first served basis. The seminars are free but we will charge an administration fee of 400 SEK / participant for any cancellations less than 24 hours before the seminar takes place.

Questions? contact agnes(at)codesign.se

Watch Felicia’s TEDx talk

View her other media appearances on TV / Radio / Media

CoTalk 6/4: Filter Bubbles – What are they and what can you do about them

A downside to social media is that as the algorithms become so good at selecting and displaying content they think we like, we miss out on the things we do not like as they become invisible. How is our ability to understand what’s true or false in the world impacted when Facebook filters out what is not consistent to what we already believe? Can we even find out the facts when Google searches provide different answers depending on who is looking for something?

Per Grankvist has the answer. He is a respected journalist and the author of the acclaimed essay “A World of filter bubbles”. During an instructive and entertaining seminar he will explain how the filter bubbles work and what we can do to pop or put holes in them.

Book your spot at the CoTalk Filter Bubbles – What are they and what can you do about them

Location: Codesign, Sveavägen 56 E PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS!
Time: Breakfast is served from 7: 45 – 8.15 am. The seminar takes place between 8:15 – 9: 00 am, on April 6.

Places are limited and issued on a first come first served basis. The seminars are free but we will charge an administration fee of 400 SEK / participant for any cancellations less than 24 hours before the seminar takes place.

Questions? contact agnes(at)codesign.se

More about Per Grankvist
Per is an independent columnist who contributes to the editorial pages of national and local Swedish newspapers. He also participates regularly in TV news panel to comment on the week’s events. He is the editor of CSR in Practice, an analysis newsletter that he founded in 2006, which highlights how companies make money through sustainability. Over 20,000 people who work with sustainability issues in Sweden subscribe to the newsletter. Per has been the Chairman of Fair Trade Sweden since 2014.

The latest cohorts at Codesign Research Studio

Markus Hölbling, Architect, Helena Cervin Ellqvist, Architect, Jelena Mijanovic, Architect and Head of Codesign Research Studio and Leni Ellburg, Architect.

In September 2016 a new cohort of mentees started at Codesign Research Studio. Resident Codesign Architect and the Head of Codesign Research Studio, Jelena Mijanovic will mentor architects Markus Hölbling, Helena Cervin Ellqvist and Lenin Ellburg. The group will be actively involved in the intersection between architectural theory and practice until May 2017.

About Codesign Research Studio
Our goal is to identify and eliminate the gap between policy makers and users, to create discussion about what architecture is and can do, and question the role and responsibility of the architect.

Codesign Research Studio, CORS, is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Codesign. It is made up of recently graduated architects and designers who receive the support of experienced architects at Codesign. It operates at the intersection between theory and practice, developing independent inquiry, focusing on people, and exploring issues that are rarely highlighted.