Elinor Samuelsson

Interaction Designer & Founder of Kokon

Speaker for Urban Planning & Society at Gather 2018

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Elinor’s work combines emerging technologies and science to promote kindness, compassion and trust in the urban landscape. She is the cofounder of the Kokon, a startup that aims to improve mental health and emotional wellbeing at the workplace. Elinor has built multiple experiences using technology for good - from an office stress resilience chair to a carbon footprint expense tracker, to a sensory jetlag hoodie and emotion-centric environments for autonomous cars. Her most recent endeavor is co-creating edible gardens in refugee camps to improve mental health, children’s access to education and social stability.  

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Urban Planning & Society

In one of five Themes, Gather 2018 will explore the impact of Self-driving cars, vertical farming and everything else we’re facing in the future, posing the question:

What does a smart city mean in reality?

Urban Planning & Society

What is Gather?

Gather is both a conference and music festival where you will meet your new best friend, dance with your future love, and innovate with your next business partner.

Gather 2018 takes place in Stockholm, September 13–15 and will include 50+ speakers, performances from all around the world, music at several venues and Innovation labs solving actual business challenges.

Think Different


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Conference September 13–14
Music Festival September 13–15
Gather Labs September 13–15

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