Sofia, Bulgaria (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- âIn his invaluable presentations John Thackara shows that we should not think about the world of design, but always about the design of the world. Johnâs obvious commitment to driving real change has helped him become one of the most highly sought-after speakers on design thinking today.â â says Christina Vlahova, head of the CSA Celebrity Speakers Bulgaria office â âAnd we are very happy to be able to offer our clients across Eastern Europe the possibility to invite John Thackara to their conferences and events and to have the opportunity to learn directly from him. John Thackaraâs presentations are invaluable, having lectured in more than 40 countries around the world.â
Formerly the director of the Netherlands Design Institute, John is at the forefront of business, technology, sustainability and design, where he meshes innovations that drive social change with design. He regularly consults with companies, cities, and governmental organizations to re-imagine services and structures.
John Thackara is concerned that projects should be rooted in reality, and have a purpose other than high-falutin' idealism. He offers a resolutely pragmatic attitude and a fervent, not slavish, belief that design can be used to change the world. His model is a collaborative approach, that meshes business with design rather than have them live in separate worlds.
CSA Celebrity Speakers Bulgaria is the leading speakersâ bureau in Eastern Europe and is part of the Celebrity Speakers Associates (CSA) global network of speaker bureaux, entrusted with the management of speakersâ services, who are among the worldâs most outstanding personalities from the field of professional business, academia, politics, sport, entertainment and the arts. CSA Celebrity Speakers holds the exclusive rights to represent Sir Julian Priestley for all of her speaking engagements.
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John Thackara is a former design journalist and publisher, tireless educator and event producer. He is in the business of driving social change with design. A self-described "symposiarch" - someone who designs collaborative events, projects and organizations, John founded the international conference and design futures network Doors of Perception, which now has offices in Amsterdam and Bangalore. He is also program director of Dott 07, an ambitious, year-long genuine collaboration and invention initiative to establish a sustainable region in cities throughout the northeast of England.