Karen Blincoe


We are excited to confirm that appearance of Karen Blincoe at TEDxEQChCh. Blincoe is an educator, designer and environmentalist. She is a fellow or member of a number of international design associations and is also president of the Association of Danish Designers. Karen is also the founder/director of the International Centre for Innovation & Sustainability, Denmark. In 2001, Blincoe set up the centre in Denmark, to teach and develop educational models for designers and architects in topics relating to sustainability, professional practice, leadership and business innovation.

Karen is also currently visiting professor at the Faculty of Arts, Brighton University in England, where she has also started a PhD on Sustainable Utopias. She is an advisor to a new think-tank project called 100 Years Starting Now, based in Denmark and is part of a consortium setting up a sustainability and leadership centre in Mali, Africa.

Karen lectures in sustainability, design and education around the world, and is privately interested in personal development, leadership, spirituality and conflict solving. Her experience, skills and unique perspective will provide a fresh and creative starting point for TEDxEQChCh attendees to begin re-imagining Christchurch.