The Ripple Effect - Connecting People & Nature

The sea has given Norway its name - the northern way. Norway’s digital contribution to London Design Biennale 2021 will bring you closer to the ocean, the fjords and rugged coast. They will present how ocean-based inclusive design provides ripple effects for people, the environment and business.

The Norwegian government aims for Norway to be universally designed by an action plan ensuring that all citizens can participate in society. “By designing for a diverse group of people, we can create more innovative and user-friendly products, services, buildings, environments and societies that are ultimately better for everyone,” says project manager Victoria Høisæther.

Through a digital event, Norway will this year focus on how inclusive design resonates with nature and how it impacts people’s lives. Audiences are invited on an immersive journey above and below water, to challenge views on inclusion. The digital tour will travel from the most southern point of Norway to the far North to experience marine life, amazing architectural constructions and the sustainable possibilities of designing with nature.Key speakers from selected projects will widen your horizon in a narrow fjord, feel warmth in the freezing swell and get elevated by diving deep. The Ripple Effect of Inclusive Design are proud to present established visionary marine life services, underwater architectural endeavours and innovative solutions all connected to the ocean and waterways – the northern way.


Administering Body

Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)

Concept Developer

Victoria Høisæther (DOGA)


Jannicke Hølen (DOGA)

Supporting Body

Royal Norwegian Embassy in London

Identity and Communications Design

Bielke & Yang

2021 Exhibitors