Running with Scissors: Design and Risk: Adélia Borges and Santiago Cirugeda

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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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In this film, the Brazilian design curator, Adélia Borges, makes an impassioned plea for the crucial role of craft in economic development in a paper prepared with the support of Professor Ashoke Chatterjee, former Director of India’s National Institute of Design. Celebrating a different side of the relationship between design and risk, the Spanish architect, Santiago Cirugeda, shows how staging architectural interventions can highlight the thrilling possibilities of urban space.