Category Archives: design education

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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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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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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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 9: What are the gender politics of contemporary design practice?

While all of the Design Culture Salons for this second series were framed in response to a burning issue in contemporary design, none took place against quite such a build up of anticipation as this, the final salon, on the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 4: How Does Design Function in a Recession?

A week on from George Osborne’s Budget Report 2013, the 4th Design Culture Salon took place to discuss the question: ‘How does design function in a recession?’ Anyone who listened to Osborne’s delivery of the Budget Report, or read the … Continue reading

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