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Main Themes

Main Themes

These are my main speech themes, which can be combined or adapted to your event depending on business, audience, location and length. For more information, detail or booking requests please contact Mag. Michaela Németh:

The Home, Design and Space of the Future

“Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space”
Mies van der Rohe

How will we live and work in our homes of the future? Do we need smart homes, or do we need smart thinking? Along with the demographic shifts to individualisation and the silver society, the working from home trend has changed our perception, needs and organisation of our homes &ndash from the Hoffice to the Conscious Kitchen and the Spathroom, what are the key four elements for the home of the future – from the new design thinking to hero and radical materials.

Aimed at: Architects, interior design industry, consumers, trade fairs.
Looking for: understanding new trends, ideas and inspiration.
Listen: 30 to 45 minutes (plus time for Q&A).

The Workspace of the Future

“In the digital age the longing for authentic things and
real experiences is growing…“
Markus Frenzel

The shift in our perception and needs in the workplace has been swift and challenging. Looking to both attract and keep workers, companies need new ideas, strategies and design. The workplace of the future will need to satisfy all of the 4 C’s (K in German) : we look in detail at the elements that bring comfort, community, connectivity and collaboration.

Aimed at: All workspaces architects, interior designers, furniture companies.
Looking for: ideas and inspiration for design and organisation and new work .
Listen: 30 to 45 minutes (plus time for Q&A).

Rurbanisation: City, Land and the Comeback of the Village Feeling

“Sometimes a simple, focused intervention can create new energy, demonstrating the possibilities of a space in a way that motivates others to engage with their community.”
Jamie Lerner

Which are the trends and counter trends that are informing the future of how and where we will live. We look at both the demographic trends and social needs behind the shift to co-cultures and village-isation. Solutions such as the one minute city and urban acupuncuture show the way to better quality of life in urban, rural or rurbanised places.

Aimed at: Local government, city and regional planners.
Looking for: A challenge, inspiration, best practice.
Listen: 45-60 minutes (plus time for Q&A).

The Kindness Economy

“If you do not accept the changes of your time, perhaps you will miss the greatest part.”

Kindness is so much more than just being nice and friendly – it is a whole system that can transform our lives and our businesses. We take an optimistic look at how we can create a healthy economy in which we are kinder to people and the planet while still making a profit. This growing and important trend that will affect everything from our work to how we live in our homes, our cities and our communities. What are the principles of a kindness economy and the Kindness Performance Indicators? With best practice examples from all branches and fields of life, work and business.

Suitable for: General public as well as every type of business and organisation from private to public.
Looking for: A challenge, new perspective on the economy.
Length: 30 to 60 minutes (plus time for Q&A).

Thinking Better about the Future

“The future is not some place we’re going to, but an idea in our mind now. It is something we’re creating, that in turn creates us.”
Stephen Grosz

Which ideas, perspectives and belief systems do we have about the future? What can we really know about the future, and what can we best predict? We take a look at the nature of trends, countertrends and megatrends, as well as beyond those to an understanding of the Future System. With new narratives and storytellers we can understand the future better with using regnosis as opposed to prognosis.

Aimed at: General public, all businesses and organisations.
Looking for: Understanding trend dynamics, new perspectives on future thinking.
Length: 30 to 40 minutes (plus time for Q&A).

From Green to Blue Ecology

“Building is not the problem, building can be the solution to the climate crisis”
Thomas Möller

How do we move on in terms of ecology away from the old “green” thinking? The neo-ecology trend gives us a new perspective and focus on how to design, build, do business and consume in the future. Away from the old negative mindset of scarcity and guilt, to a new theory of abundance in terms of materials and energy.

Aimed at: General audience, as well as business in transition.
Looking for: A positive perspective on how to deal with the challenges of social and ecological sustainability.
Length: 40 to 50 minutes (plus time for Q&A).