conversations in design is an annual conference held as part of the toronto design festival, this year’s first edition focused on the theme a world without oil. the event features a full lineup of 15 speakers including architects fritz haeg, designer tord boontje, artecnica’s enrico bressan, architect sheila kennedy, IDEO’s ted howes, designer bruce mau and biomimicry pioneer dr. dayna baumeister. the talks ranged from critical debates to historical perspectives on issues of sustainability. here are some highlights from the conference with interviews to follow.

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conversations in design: a world without oil

conversations in design: a world without oil nelda rodger, azure magazine & enrico bressan, artecnica image © designboom

conversations in design: a world without oil tord boontje image © designboom

conversations in design: a world without oil tord boontje working on a project image © designboom

conversations in design: a world without oil bruce mau image © designboom

conversations in design: a world without oil

conversations in design: a world without oil fritz haeg image © designboom