HOW DO WE COMMUNICATE DESIGN?
With the mushrooming of design festivals, awards, talks and digital media – this discussion asks, how do designers want to communicate their work? Join Curator of Designs of the Year 2013 Pete Collard with some of this year’s nominees, designer Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama, Lucas Lawrence from architecture practice Egret West and graphic designers OK-RM to ask what is it all for?
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UMK: A DESIGN FICTION - HE STUDENT WORKSHOP
Monday 10th June, 10am - 5pm
In this one-day workshop focusing on current exhibition United Micro Kingdoms, cross-disciplinary groups of Higher Education students will develop ideas for products, services and systems embodying the political ideologies of different UmK groups — Digitarians, Communo-Nuclearists, Bioliberals and Anarcho-Evolutionists. Run by design duo Fiona Raby, Anthony Dunne, as well as a team of graduates from the Royal College of Art’s Design Interactions MA, the workshop will provide an opportunity to explore speculative and critical design approaches, different ways politics and technologies combine, and the use of humour in design.
£15 Students (including materials and refreshments)
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DESIGNER NIGHT | STARTING UP
Designer Night returns with a combined menu of talks and networking focusing on issues facing emerging designers entering the UK and international design scenes. Through informal presentations and speed dating-style discussions, established designers and leading figures from design retail and journalism offer sound advice on surviving the post-college fledgling phase.
THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ANGLEPOISE®
There are few objects that exemplify the notion of a design archetype as strongly as the Anglepoise® lamp. Both in terms of engineering and aesthetic, this utilitarian product represents the perfect example of what a lamp should be and continues to influence lighting design today. In a forensic examination of this design icon, Sir Kenneth Grange and Innovation and Brand Director at Anglepoise® Simon Terry discuss its attributes.
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DESIGNER NIGHT | SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
How many eureka moments can fit into a museum at any one time? This evening of talks and show and tell curated by creative agency Jotta explores the role of technology in current design practice from two points of view: the one of those testing new technologies and the one of those re-imagining old ones.
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BRIAN BOYLAN AND PATRICK COX: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE 2012 LOGO
Developing the London 2012 Olympic identity was bound to be a complex task. One year on from the great event, hear Wolff Olins Chairman Brian Boylan discuss the process of designing the logo and brand with designer and former Wolff Olins Creative Director Patrick Cox.
These early morning, monthly discussions serve as an innovation hub for designers who own or work in a creative business. Join for a chance to get out of the studio and hear from, meet and share ideas and experiences with peers and competitors and enjoy breakfast.
With collaboration as the theme for 2013, each event has a specific focus explored by different invited speakers. Contributors to previous Designer Breakfasts include Neville Brody, Simon Waterfall and Nat Hunter of the RSA.
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Every Sunday on Twitter, 12pm onwards
Look to @designmuseum on Twitter for your way of expressing a love of fonts with like-minded enthusiasts around the world. With special guests and themes, spend the afternoon following the feed of images or join in by posting your own with #FontSunday. View previous weeks on Pinterest.
Every Monday on Facebook, from 12pm (London BST)
At the start of each week, a new drawing is posted on the Design Museum’s Facebook wall to inspire you to take pencil to paper and spend your lunch break creating a sketch. Share your drawing by posting a photo on Twitter with #Sketchbreak.
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