Lidewij Edelkoort is one of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters. A pioneer in this profession, she interprets social and economic reality and forecasts consumers’ choices. For many years, Lidewij Edelkoort directed Design Academy Eindhoven. She is also the founder and mentor of the School of Form, a design school in Poznań. In 2003, "Time" listed her as one of the world’s twenty-five Most Influential People in Fashion. Her lecture at Malta Festival Poznań will be a presentation of a special edition of the "Bloom" magazine dedicated to Brazil. According to Edelkoort, this multicultural country, where local crafts are still flourishing, is where we should look for solutions and answers to questions regarding the future of more than just design.