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

October 23, 6:30pm, Clore 55, V&A Museum The fine line between imitation and inspiration has always been a source of contention and debate in design. However the issue has come under greater scrutiny of late, in the context of the … Continue reading

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Series Four Programme

The Design Culture Salon Series Four program is now available to view in the Future Salons section of this site. The events are free and unticketed: All welcome!  

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

Friday 10 April 6:30-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries Notions of the consumer and the citizen have become curiously entangled in recent years. In many cases, design has been the culprit in delivering this entanglement. Advertisements, branding and luxury lifestyle products … Continue reading

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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 immobility to reveal some of the inconsistencies and resistances in contemporary design … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 14: How dependent is the design profession on cultures of migration?

How dependent is the design profession on cultures of migration? As regular attendees will know, the Design Culture Salons have had a distinctly ‘mobile’ feel of late. Physically, this has involved a migration across the museum from our previous home … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 14: How dependent is the design profession on cultures of migration?

Friday 20 Feb 6:30pm-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum Immigration has been a bargaining point between the political parties in the run up to the 2015 election and can be seen to particularly divide attitudes to working … Continue reading

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

Design Culture Salon 13: How does age influence cultures of design? Contemporary design culture seems to be in a constant state of anticipation, on the look-out for the ‘next big thing’. The design media frequently compiles lists of the ‘ones … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 12: Is innovation overrated and what is the role of design here?

Friday 12 Dec 2014 6:30-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries, V&A Museum Government think-tanks, policy wonks, business gurus, management book publishers and lots and lots of design commentators stress a need for innovation in order to ‘compete globally in these turbulent … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 11: How do fashion cycles and design culture interact?

Reflections on Design culture salon 12: How do fashion cycles and design culture interact? For those working in the field of design culture, the term ‘trend’ carries an awful lot of baggage. Specifically, for those interested in sustainability, the term … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 11: How do fashion cycles and design culture interact?

Friday 14 November 2014 6:30-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries, V&A Museum Fashion has featured very little in the conversations and debates generated in previous Design Culture Salons. This is surprising, given that the concepts of movement and mobility, central to … Continue reading

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