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Support like no other

In a world where it’s possible to learn a craft through YouTube or diagnose your symptoms through google, this talk examines how we learn and create in the 21st century.

What to expect?

This talk unpacks the idea of support by exploring the role, importance and changing types of support systems that appear in the contemporary, networked world.

Coinciding with the theme of support, it will ask about the physical and long term relationships traditionally created through mentor schemes and whether they are still viable. This diverse panel of self-learners, digital educators and traditional crafts people explores the seemingly clashing worlds of self-teaching enabled by the internet and the open access to knowledge and the traditional transfer of knowledge from master to apprenticeship.


Onkar Kular

Onkar's work examines how contemporary design practice, its processes, methods and outputs, can be used as a medium to engage with and question the understanding of cultural and social issues. He is currently the Professor for Design Interventions at HDK at Gothenburg University.

John Ingledew

John Ingledew is the author of The A-Z of Visual Ideas, Photography and the new title How to have great ideas - a guide to creative thinking. He has taught and written about design, photography and creative thinking for 20 years and is a Visiting Professor at The London School of Film, Media and Design at The University of West London.

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