Design Culture Salon
- What:Evening events
- Where:Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre
CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS EVENT: Listen to discussions about contemporary design issues. Academics, critics and practitioners will open up the debate in an informal atmosphere, chaired by Guy Julier, Principal Research Fellow, Contemporary Design at University of Brighton/Victoria and Albert Museum.
Free, booking essential, includes drink
Tuesday 26 March - How does design function in a recession?
These are tough times for all creative fields. Some practitioners baton down. Others see the economic slowdown as an opportunity to rethink what they do. Can design really re-invent itself or will it be 'business as usual'? How might scarcity impact on urban culture? What can be done with all those unemployed designers? How does a recession impact on public practices?
Irena Bauman (Bauman Lyons Architects)
Jeremy Till (Central St Martins)
Bianca Eizenbaumer and Fabio Franz (Brave New Alps)
Louis Moreno (University College London)
Chair: Guy Julier
Tuesday 30 April - How does design produce new publics?
If, according to Bourdieu, designers are ‘cultural intermediaries’ who undertake ‘needs production’, how are these linked? How might designers create new social practices? Is this merely a commercial strategy (as in ‘brand communities’)? What role does open design or co-creation have in this process? How does the material function in such a process?
Adam Drazin (University College London)
Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe (Central St Martins)
Joe Harrington (Innovation Unit)
Noortje Marres (Goldsmiths)
Jana Scholze (V&A)