Ida Engholm

Associate Professor

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design

Ida Engholm is professor of design history and design theory at the Royal Danish Academy. She has published numerous research articles, and is author and co-author of twelve books on design and design-related fields, most recently the influential, “Design for the World. From Human Design to Planet Design”, published by Intellect Press. Engholm is founder and head of the Academy’s postgraduate educational program, Master in Design for trained designers and architects, as well as professional in innovation and development-oriented industries, who seek to further their education in sustainable leadership with a design perspective. Engholm is a member of the Danish Design Council.

Planetary Dreaming: Designing the Future

The workshop combines approaches from design thinking with perspectives from indigenous thinking and focuses on how we can develop new approaches for working with uncertainty and hosting more meaningful and courageous conversations about our common future, about planetary and interplanetary well-being.
The questions we are pursuing in the workshop are: What constitutes wisdom for the future? How might wisdom involve balancing learning from the past while being open to the future? How is wisdom linked to imagination, action, and decision-making? What is the role of design and designers?