Talk Friday, 19 November 2021

Friday Forum: Designing for Change

The V&A’s new gallery Design 1900-Now explores design’s pivotal role in shaping and challenging the biggest issues of our times. So how can design help create a better future for all?

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The objects, systems and structures that surround us are the results of design processes that help shape our world in both intentional and unintentional ways. New modes of manufacture impact on society and how we work, while emerging technologies change how we connect and relate to one another. During the coronavirus pandemic and at a time of heightened calls for racial and social justice, we’ve seen how objects and systems have taken on new meanings and functions and how design has tried to act as a force for positive change. Join us for a day of talks to explore the power of design to shape different outcomes and to interrogate what future methods and mindsets are needed to create a society that better reflects the needs of all its inhabitants. 
We’ll be joined by Seetal Solanki the founder and director of material research studio Ma-tt-er alongside Cristian Fracassi, CEO and co-founder of Issinova; who’s ground breaking scuba diving facemask hack became a life saving device during the peak of the pandemic.


Wherever you are coming from, join the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance for hours of knowledge-sharing with top experts, delivered on our robust and reliable online learning platform. And, since your ticket price includes 7 days’ access, you will be able to take the time to absorb it all, with on-demand video recordings of all sessions and additional resources, plus discussion spaces to share your perspective and further your understanding with like-minded learners from across the globe.


Places are limited: book now to avoid disappointment.


Students get 50% off with a valid student ID.


Image: 'I did not make you sick', part of 'I Still Believe in Our City' public art campaign posters series designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Commissioned by the New York City Commission on Human Rights as part of the Public Artist in Residence programme, 2020.

Background image: 'I did not make you sick', part of 'I Still Believe in Our City' public art campaign posters series designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Commissioned by the New York City Commission on Human Rights as part of the Public Artist in Residence programme, 2020.