Welcome! I’m Vegard, and I design communication for a better world.

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That sounds big, but you have to start small.

Many people are working hard to face the big threats of our time: climate change, inequality, war.

Studying the methods of advertising and political campaigns, I’ve found there are great lessons to learn for today’s changemakers. I share those insights and make them easy to apply, so anyone can work on the eco‐social transformation of our world’s economies.

I work directly with activists, NGOs and social businesses.

Recent events I attended

As part of Austria’s official EU Council Presidency period in 2018, Vienna hosted the conference “Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter”. As part of the conference’s journalistic team, I reported on keynotes, plenary and parallel sessions. It was jointly organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (MoE) and the Environmental Agency Austria (EAA) and is a project of the “Growth in Transition” (“Wachstum im Wandel”) initiative.

I gave a talk on post‐growth, ethical responsibility, and the state of the communication design profession – at the 17th Conference of the German association for university lecturers on artistic teachings in design (GKG e.V.).

At the 17th Conference of the German association
for university lecturers on artistic teachings in design

As the Society convened at designkrefeld, the design faculty I attend, I had been invited to represent local students (the five other speakers were active professionals and lecturers eg. at the Technical University of Munich, and the Bauhaus University in Weimar.) The event’s theme: “Zero Percent Worldviews”. (This was September 20th, 2018.)

Keynote on postgrowth, consumerism, and designers’ responsibility

I gave a talk on better communication for sustainability activists in campaigns and conversations at Humboldt University’s student conference on sustainability in Berlin, July 27th‐29th.

In August, after being selected from thousands of applications, I participated in the Global Youth Summit 2018 near and in Zürich. Changemakers between the ages 18 and 23 from 42 countries all around the world came together – it was a great week, packed with workshops and talks.