Art, Action & Design

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17 February 2021
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Art, Action & Design
February 17 2021, 6 – 7 pm
£10 | Friends £9 | £5 Student tickets - please sign up using your student email address
Online - Via Zoom
Speakers: Nick Stanhope CEO of Shift
and Tayo Medupin (Innovation Director, Shift)

Taking the Arts & Crafts principle of collective design and collaboration, what potential do design teams today have in tackling the biggest challenges we face like climate change, wealth inequality and racial injustice? In practice, today's design teams often work independently and competitively on specific solutions, with limited potential to tackle large-scale social issues. As a collective pursuit, design has extraordinary potential, but the principles and values we have inherited from commercial practice needs reimagining. Join members of Shift - a UK nonprofit focused on design thinking and collective ways of working to help tackle inequalities - to explore the limitations of design and how collective design practitioners are experimenting with radically different approaches to taking action in the modern world.

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