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  • 168 pages 
  • 27cm x 19cm 
  • Published in Bratislava 

Backstage Talks is produced in conjunction with By Design Conference, a design and business event held every summer in Bratislava. The conference brings together designers, artists, architects, and other creative people, and the magazine captures a snapshot of what happened over the weekend. But it’s not interested in printing a summary of the speakers’ presentations, though, and instead it gives a taste of what was happening away from the main stage, giving a sense of the conversations taking place backstage, over lunch or at the bar. And for this seventh issue the overarching theme is empathy in design and business.

In this issue:


  • Art director Anna Kulachek on the joys and challenges of teaching
  • Author and academic Heidi L Maibom on what empathy actually is (and what it’s not)
  • How to treat interns
  • The Urban Talks section presents stories of urbanism and architecture
  • And an introduction to regenerative design
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