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Shenzhen Salon

What are the values of making and makerspaces? Thursday 17 March, 2016, 3pm-4:30pm Hosted by SZOIL Sino-Finnish Design Park International Conference Room (B4-113, No.3 Shihua Road, Futian Bonded Area, Futian District) What are the values of making and makerspaces? Further … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 19: How does the design studio support emergent design practices?

About 20 years ago, a group of undergraduate design students I was teaching in Leeds gave a presentation about their idea of the design studio of the future. It was relentlessly utopian in a kind of beachworld, surfer-dude way. They … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 19: How does the design studio support emergent design practices?

Friday 19 February, 6:30pm, Clore 55, Victoria and Albert Museum  For many designers and design educators, the studio still forms the key site for design practice and learning and is often said to facilitate creative processes, not least collaboration and making. Our … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on Design Culture Salon 18: Is Designing for Behaviour Change ‘Creepy’?

Falling in the midpoint between the return from the summer holidays and the Christmas period, this Salon was a popular one. In fact, it ended as standing-room only, even after going in search of more chairs. It was rammed. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 18: Is designing for behaviour change ‘creepy’?

Friday 20 November, 6:30pm, Clore 55, Victoria and Albert Museum Design for behaviour change has been one of the most compelling instruments of design practice in fields from politics, marketing, transport to urban planning. The concept has received enthusiastic reception … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 17: Imitation, Inspiration or Theft: What does intellectual property mean in a global design economy?

Following its summer recess, the University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum Design Culture Salon returned with yet another belter of an event. They seem to get better and better. Described as a ‘dream panel’ by one VIP attendee, the combined … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?

If ever there was an outcome of Design Culture Salon’s discussion that reflected our political times, then this evening’s was one of them. When it comes to thinking about how design could function in new ways to produce new politics … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobilities in our society?

It is now 20 years since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was passed into law in the UK. This made it an offence to discriminate against people with disabilities in the provision of education, transport, goods and services and employment. … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobilities in our society?

Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobilities in our society? Friday 13 March 6:30-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries While Design Culture Salon 10 looked at the concept of movement in urban culture, this salon focuses on spaces of … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 13: How does age influence cultures of design?

Friday 9 January 2015 6:30pm-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries Victoria and Albert Museum Creativity; intuition; innovation; experimentation: these words commonly punctuate design narratives in practice, research and in the media. They are also all, interestingly, most associated with youth culture. … Continue reading

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