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Image credit:Credit: Emilia Terragni.

Above, watch this playlist (just click on the right-hand corner to select the videos) of speakers Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown and Federica Fragapane, Information Designer alongside Laia Aycart Piquer, Senior Policy Analyst at ODI Europe.


ODI and the IKEA Foundation hosted a day of events at Milan Design Week 2022 (6-12 June) on the power of ideas, creativity and talent of people who move, by need or necessity.

On Friday 10 June, IKEA’s Milan Design Week festival was be turned over to ODI and the IKEA Foundation to consider the role of design and creativity in addressing the reality of global migration and displacement.

Moving between places and across borders is much more than just crossing them. It is a journey of ideas, talent and cultures. This event is dedicated to all people who move, their creativity and talent: an immense, and often untapped potential for all economies and societies.

13:00-14:30 CEST: data and design - making stories visible

Features award-winning visual and information designer Federica Fragapane in conversation with Emilia Terragni, Publisher at Phaidon Press.

14:30-15:30 CEST: cities of growth and solidarity

Panel discussion with the Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, and Mayor of Freetown, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, founders of the Africa-Europe Mayors’ Dialogue. Moderated by Marta Foresti, Executive Director of ODI Europe.