The Future of the Design School

Design Museum



Imagination Lancaster in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark and the Design Museum, London is holding three summits on the future of the Design School. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK the three summits will explore the future of thecontemporary design school informed by international perspectives from high level invitedspeakers from design education, culture and industry.

The three summits will interrogate the operative scope, flexibility, and vulnerability of education in the design school in the years and decades ahead. The summits will investigate the extent of the transformations taking place in the design school and will aim to:

* Examine the international perspective on the state of the contemporary design school.

* Explore whether the design school of the future needs to be more “undisciplined” (not interdisciplinary) in its approach to increasingly complex global crises.

* Examine the conditions that are impacting on the design school in ways that the history of the discipline has not traced.

* Appraise the challenges for the future design school and the practice of design from globalised information flows and the spectacle of image making.

The three Design School summits are FREE but tickets need to be booked in advance. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

>>The first Design Summit, “Design School & The Educational Turn”, will be held on Monday 13th June 2016, from 10am – 5pm in Gallery 1.5 at the Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, London.

Please send your name, address, email, job title, name of company / institution, and any dietary requirements to Amanda Henry at the Design Museum  to confirm your place at this event.

>>Summit 2, “Design School & The Industry Turn”, will be held at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ, London on Wednesday 15th February 2017.

>>Summit 3, “Design School & The Cultural Turn”, will be held at the new Design Museum in Kensington, London at a date to be confirmed in June 2017.



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