Running with Scissors: Design and Risk

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On 27 March 2012, the Victoria & Albert Museum brought together the best and brightest of today’s thinkers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in Running With Scissors: Design & Risk. This timely event considered the ways in which design negotiates existential, environmental and economic risks, as well as the creative leaps encouraged by living through difficult times.

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This film features introductory remarks by Martin Roth, Director of the V&A; Professor Ulrich Beck’s keynote speech, which engaged with the implications for design of his seminal work, The Risk Society; and the design critic John Thackara’s sobering analysis of the relationship between energy, the environment and design.