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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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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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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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