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The Performance of Protest: a panel on visual culture and aesthetics

Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall London SW1Y 5AH Cinema 1 Friday 9 June, 1600h Free event:  Book Tickets Chair Professor Catherine Moriarty, Curatorial Director of the University of Brighton Design Archives  Panel Pelin Basaran, Programme Manager, Contact, Manchester Isil Egrikavuk, Performance Artist, … Continue reading

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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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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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Design Culture Salon 21: Queer Craft…?

20 May, 6:30pm, Clore 55, V&A Queer Craft…? Queer has a double meaning: both as an umbrella term for marginalised identities and also as a deconstructive technique. When coupled with craft which also has a fluid meaning, the subject area … Continue reading

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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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