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Reflections on Beyond Neoliberalism: how might we conceive and reconceive the relationships of contemporary design and economics?

There is always the danger in heated debate that positions get polarised. Clear lines of attack and defence can be useful. But I often wonder if we are exploring the grey areas sufficiently. When it comes to considering the interweaving … Continue reading

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Beyond Neoliberalism: how might we conceive and reconceive the relationships of contemporary design and economics?

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London Friday, 17 March 2017 18:30 to 20:00 Granary Square, Granary Building, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA BOOK In orthodox circles, design is understood to ‘add value’ within capitalist economies, making goods more … Continue reading

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Reflections on Brexit design: how will it function in and out of Europe?

Twenty-five years ago, I ran a series of talks at the Leeds City Art Gallery called ‘Design into Europe’. 1992 was the watershed year of the Maastricht Treaty that would lead to the creation of the Euro. And on 1 January … Continue reading

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Reflections on Alternative Exchange: how does design create alternative economies in contemporary culture?

Within the cool interior of the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory in Vienna (26 January 2017), this Salon unfolded in multilayered ways. This reflects the multiple sites, publics and processes through which alternative exchange systems take place, making them often allusive but … Continue reading

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Brexit design: how will it function in and out of Europe?

Friday 3 February, 2017 1830-2030 Victoria and Albert Museum, London Clore 55 The Brexit referendum has caused economic and cultural turmoil. What does this mean for European and British design? Is there a distinctly European design culture and, if so, … Continue reading

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Alt.Econ: how does design create alternative economies in contemporary culture?

V&A Design Culture Salon in collaboration with Department of Design History and Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna 26 January 2017, 6pm- 8pm Angewandte Innovation Lab, University of Applied Arts Vienna http://www.ailab.at/   From BitCoin to Timebanks, the emergence of alternative systems … Continue reading

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News: On design and making in China and Season 5

A video of the Salon for 22 April 2016 that was held at London’s ICA with the title of ‘On design and making in China’ is now available to view on YouTube. I’m hoping to get some of audio recordings of recent Salons … Continue reading

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