Helsinki Design Week 2017: It’s all about Q&A

This year Helsinki Design Week is looking for questions and answers, and has named its theme accordingly: Q&A. The annual design festival takes over the Finnish capital from September 7 to 17, 2017.

Looking for questions and answers highlights the fact that good design always entails good thinking. The value of design has surpassed making mere objects, and includes insight and questioning the obvious.

The theme encourages open-mindedness, vision, exploration and discovery. Criticality is important, and so is being open to options. The theme tackles social questions that impact the future.

How can we use design to build better cities and a better society? How could design thinking benefit new areas? We must ask the right questions and come up with answers that remain relevant in the future. The theme includes topics like urban development; education and learning; sustainable development; spaces and houses; and entrepreneurship and collaboration in the creative fields.