Design for Good…

I was invited to give a lecture as part of the THIS WAY UP Public and Collaborative Lecture Series (Lecture 11) at Central Saint Martins on 13 March 2017. My lecture entitled “Design for Good…” critically examined Design’s past, present and future role in significant societal issues and showed how Design and, in particular, Design research might be at the centre of positive, transformational shifts in projects that adopt and utilise a mélange of different types of design research including experimental, practice-based, and hybrid approaches and methods. In my role as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellow for Design for the next 3 years, I wish to develop the design research area to be inclusive in its scope and encourage projects that will make strong, positive contributions to society that have real impact. Ultimately, the aim is to see Design and Design research at the core of bolder, stronger interdisciplinary pursuits that includes a new generation of early career researchers in Design engaging with a positive and impactful “Design for Change” agenda.

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