TRENDS & TRADITIONS takes place May 3, 2023, in Lokomotivværkstedet, Copenhagen.

The doors open at 10.00 and closes at 19.00

The event ends at 23.00.

Talk program 2023

11:00 – 11:45 am
Tom Dixon – Meet the Living Legend

Tom Dixon, one of the industry’s most celebrated British designers sits down with Ane Cortzen to talk design. The legend and designer-by-accident is now fêted around the world as a tremendous original talent. In these talks he discusses his impressive career: From his first breakthrough as a young, untested designer in the 1980s to becoming an award-winning design pioneer who now heads his own design and innovation agency, Design Research Studio, in London. There he continues to create new experiences and collaborations.


12:00 – 12:45 pm
Feminist Economy: The Conflict between People and Resources

What creates value in business and the economy? There is everything that is easy to see on spreadsheets – prices, expenses and revenue. But what resources and human relationships do we really need to create a product? Emma Holten, feminist activist and gender policy consultant, explains how the feminist economy is working to make visible what has historically been invisible: the value of lifelong care among people and of natural resources.

Emma Holten 1 - Credit Claudia Vega

1:00 – 1:45 pm
Make an Impression in Physical and Digital Meetings

Nanna Vestgård, rhetorical advisor and former head speechwriter for several ministries, is passionate about physical performance – and all that comes into play in our encounters with others. She shows us how to use our words, body and voice to make a lasting impression on others and to set a strategy for how we want to be remembered. Even in brief encounters.

Anna Rørbæk, a strategic communication advisor, builds bridges to the digital universe: How can you be credible and authentic, and how can you find your words, body and voice on social media? Anna will also give us some simple tips and tricks for networking digitally.

Nanna Vestgård og Anna Rørbæk

2:00 – 2:45 pm
Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze

Constant improvement of skill sets, self and personality has become a requirement in our accelerating culture. Eternal change seems to be the only permanent thing in our lives. This is true in education, family and work life. In this lecture, Svend Brinkmann, psychology professor and writer, asks whether we have reached the limits to how much flexibility and adaptability people can handle.

What are the consequences for human integrity, loyalty and duty when we are continuously expected to improve? Can we truly find direction in life by constantly looking inward and “listening to our instincts?” What alternatives are there for those who do not want to always strive to “find their inner self” but rather stand firm and come to terms with themselves? Svend Brinkmann introduces thinking that emphasizes peace of mind, dignity and duty as an antidote to today’s self-improvement craze.

Svend Brinkmann

3:00 – 3:45 pm
Biodiversity – Responsibility is More Than CO2e

Biodiversity is a word that is used more and more – but what does it really mean? Does it encompass more than just animal species? And what is the importance of biodiversity for businesses and organizations that have sustainability at the top of their agenda? Alexander Holm, a specialist in nature conservation and communication through, among other things, his podcast “Den dyriske time” (The Animal Hour), offers answers and insight into how we can help to ensure progress in biodiversity.

Alexander Holm

4:00 – 4:45 pm
The Curator and the Artist

How can art help to create well-being? In offices, institutions and in public spaces? And how does the creative process work? Does it factor in the audience and well-being? Art and the art world are often regarded as being for the privileged few, but shouldn’t art be accessible to everyone? Jens-Peter Brask, art collector and curator, and artist Simon Sebastian sit down with Ane Cortzen to share their perspectives on art and how we can all benefit from art and the underlying creative urge.

Jens-Peter Brask og Simon Sebastian
Photo credit: Nicolai Skov
Photo credit: Nicolai Skov

Denmark’s Next Design Classic 2023

Experience first-hand the winning designs and a selection of the other submissions from the Danish TV show Denmark’s Next Design Classic at TRENDS & TRADITIONS. Chat with the daring and fast-thinking designers about the creative process and their visions for the design classics of the future.

Special Edition Tote Bag

If you need one, you’re welcome to grab a tote bag when you enter Lokomotivværkstedet.

This year’s special edition TREND & TRADITIONS tote bag was designed and made by FLOT & Sy Studio from Ikast using surplus textiles generously donated by Gabriel and Nevotex.

At FLOT & Sy Studio, talented women, primarily from Ukraine, sew unique designs for large and small businesses in Denmark.

All of their designs are created using surplus materials, sample collections and irregulars from the textile industry in Denmark, including the furniture sector.

Mad og drikke i haven 1

Food and Drink

All day long, you can treat yourself to something tasty from the food tents in the (hopefully) sunny garden.

Whether you prefer cappuccino, flat white, latte macchiato or a double-shot espresso, a team of talented baristas will be ready to serve you from their coffee trucks throughout Lokomotivværkstedet.

Social Foodies

Social Foodies is a values-driven company with the goal of fighting inequality in the global food chains. They will be serving high-quality delicious treats made using ingredients sourced with a commitment to social sustainability.

Social Foodies 2

Kofoeds School

Kofoeds School provides help for self-help to socially vulnerable and unemployed people. This has been the school’s ambition since 1928, and today it operates branches in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Nuuk in Greenland.

At TRENDS & TRADITIONS, the students of Kofoeds School will be offering samples of homemade apple juice and honey.

Bus towards and from Lokomotivværkstedet May 3, 2023

All bus seats for Lokomotivværkstedet are sold out for 2023.

Towards Lokomotivværkstedet

  • 6:30 Departure from Aarhus
    Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C, at the bus stops
  • 7:15 Departure from Horsens
    Dyrskuepladsen, Hattingvej 6, 8700 Horsens
  • 7:45 Departure from Middelfart
    At Jyllandsvej 101, 5500 Middelfart, at the parking spaces for large vehicles
  • 8:30 Departure from Odense
    Svendborgvej 102, 5260 Odense S, at the bus bay just before the roundabout
  • 10:30 Arrival at Lokomotivværkstedet

Return departures to Fyn and Jylland at 18:30

  • 18:30. Departure from Lokomotivværkstedet towards Aarhus.
  • 20:30 Arrival in Odense
    Svendborgvej 102, 5260 Odense S, at the bus bay just before the roundabout.
  • 21:15 Arrival in Middelfart
    At Jyllandsvej 101, 5500 Middelfart, at the parking spaces for large vehicles.
  • 21:45 Arrival in Horsens
    Dyrskuepladsen, Hattingvej 6, 8700 Horsens
  • 22:30 Arrival in Aarhus
    Thomas Jensens Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C, at the bus stops.