Kaunas is one of the world’s most important design cities. The Forum is a unique opportunity to present Kaunas as a design city in the international space, to establish contacts between design communities in different countries, and to meet creators. The Forum brings together global design networks such as the UNESCO Design Cities Network, icoD (International Council of Design), BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations), and EIDD (Design for All Europe). There will be various meetings, seminars, and conferences. The Forum will be preceded by the major annual events of long-established international and local design networks, which will be attended by design policy makers, design practitioners, and design educators from all over the world.

Date – 14 October 2022

Venue – Žalgiris Arena Amphitheatre, Karaliaus Mindaugo avenue 50, Kaunas

Organizer – Kaunas 2022, Lithuanian Design Forum, Lithuanian Design Association

Registration form – https://bit.ly/3eLWol8


9:30 – 13:00 Workshop
9:30 – 13:00 Morning session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 18:00 Evening session
19:00 Meeting of International Design Networks [by invitation only]

– IcoD Annual Congress 15-16 October [members only]


Participants | International Design Organisations:

– IcoD;
– UNESCO Design Cities Network;
– WDC Valencia 2022.


– 10-13 October BEDA Annual Congress [for members only]
– 11-13 October. Annual UNESCO Creative Cities [Design Subnetwork] Congress [Members only]
– 13 October Meeting of members of the International Design Networks [by invitation only]
– 14 October Forum of International Design Organisations [“Žalgirio” Arena, Amphitheatre, Karaliaus Mindaugo Ave. 50, Kaunas];


Rama Gheerawo


Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
RCA Reader in Inclusive Design

Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational speaker, author and designer. He is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership having personally led over 100 projects working internationally with governments, business, academia and the third sector with clients such as Samsung, Toyota, AgeUK and Panasonic. He champions inclusive and empathic approaches for individuals and organisations through his pathfinding work in Creative Leadership, with training delivered globally to thousands of people including over 700 civil servants.

Miguel Arraiz García


The topic of presentation: Ephemeral Urban Design, a laboratory for experimentation at the World Design Capital Valencia 2022

Projects director of world design capital Valencia 2022. Creative and architect of the Agora (world design capital Valencia 2022 pavilion).

Monika Domanska


The topic of the presentation: City Fix – how to design interventions to change public spaces

Monika Domańska – the co-founder of the Traffic Design Association, changing the aesthetics of Polish cities space by space, bit by bit. Not being a designer, she’s not familiar with any of the Adobe shortcuts and uses a pencil for writing only. Her expertise in the creative field comes from an eclectic education: BA in Sociology, MA in Media and Communication, and a post-grad from the Public Space Research Institute, as well as over 10 years of running the Traffic Design NGO.


Algirdas ir Remigijus Gataveckai


Algirdas and Remigijus Gataveckas, creative duo of Lithuanian artists. Artists as autobiographers, social researchers and realistic painters. Both graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2010 (mural-mosaic). Best ArtVilnius’12 Young Artists (2012).
Algirdas – Doctor of Arts (2016), Remigijus – since 2010 lecturer at Vilnius Academy of Arts, associate professor (2017).

Anssi Kähärä


Anssi Kähärä (born 1976) is the creative director and founding partner of strategic brand design agency Werklig in Helsinki, Finland. He is currently also acting as a chairman of Grafia (Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland). Anssi’s work has been awarded in Cannes Lions, European Design Awards, ACD*E, The Dieline and Vuoden Huiput (The Best of Finnish Advertising and Design). He has also been judging several design competitions such as D&AD and ADC*E. Anssi is a frequent guest in design schools as well as in design events both in Finland and internationally.

Girmantas Neniškis


The topic of presentation: Klaipėda visual identity: navigating the legality of public design

Girmantas Neniškis is a sports marketing professional, with 20+ years experience in event and media production, sports and sponsorship marketing development, social impact entrepreneurship. Girmantas recently was the Head of Marketing at “Klaipėda ID” and led the creation of Klaipėda city visual identity, navigating bureaucracy, public involvement, and the creative process – an unprecedented case of participatory design.

Juozapas Blažiūnas


The topic of the presentation: Design in Soviet Lithuania. From Public Institutions to Living Environment

Restorer, art historian, since 2015 associate professor at the Department of Museology, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University, since 2016 director of the Lithuanian Literature and Art Archive.

Follow on social networks



All rights reserved: dizainaskaune.lt