As a moderator Saskia van Stein structures debates, (group)conversations and interviews, or contributes as day chairwoman to symposia and conferences. Van Stein is well versed in  contemporary discourses on design and the designed environment, visual arts, the culture of architecture, socio-economic issues, cultural politics and the politics of art and design. Besides topics relevant to architecture, landscape, urbanism, fashion and design her strengths are in policy, people and our planet. Always well prepared, her tone is open and inquisitive, ultimately aiming to create an environment and an atmosphere in which the speaker(s) can give their bes performance and open conversations with the audience are possible. Drawing from her vast experience, van Stein can make suggestions on formats for positive encounters or productive exchanges, and she will assist the client in gettin a clear perspective on the intended outcome of the event.

What Design Can Do, Mexico with Nadya Tolokonnikova (pussy riots), 2019

 Landscape Triennal Van Gogh National Park, debates of the future of our country side, 2021
Photo: Joep Mol

Moderations at many different cultural institutes in the Netherlands and abroad: Academie voor Bouwkunst (Amsterdam), Architecture Matters (Munich, D), Architecture Film Festival (Rotterdam), De Balie (Amsterdam), De Dependance
(Rotterdam), Dutch Design Awards (Eindhoven), EDIT (Toronto, C), FashionClash (Maastricht), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Landschaps Triennale (Noord Braband), LUMA foundation (Arles, FR), Maaskan Foundation (Rotterdam), Melly (Formerly known as Witte de With, Rotterdam), Nederlands Foto Museum (Rotterdam), Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam), State of Fashion (Arnhem), TAC (Eindhoven), TIAFF (Tilburg), What Design Can D (Amsterdam/ Mexico City), among others.

Dutch Design Awards, international jury 2020
Photo: Bouwdewijn Bolman