Get closer to design
Talks, courses and workshops
See what's new in the museum's inspiring programme of events.
Are you aged 14 – 25 and curious about design as a career? Join the Ardagh Young Creatives and Design Can for an inspiring afternoon of networking with professionals working across different design fields.
Join guide Edward Richards for a tour of the highlights of the exhibition SKATEBOARD, delivered in British Sign Language for d/Deaf visitors using BSL and their companions.
Join us for a special matinee screening of Jessica Edward’s pioneering documentary SKATE DREAMS followed by a conversation with Skate GB’s rising star Lilly Strachan and 1970s skate legend Thea Cutts.
Join this two-day course led by Tim O’Sullivan to learn how to create a professional paper pattern template for a fully lined tailored jacket.
In this photography session with Leo Sharp, learn how to compose, light and shoot skateboard action images in the skate ramp inside our SKATEBOARD exhibition gallery.
Join guide Andrew Mashigo for an audio-described tour of the exhibition SKATEBOARD for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.
Join this creative workshop with NEWGEN designer Sadie Williams to experiment with sublimation printing techniques and translate your hand-crafted designs using the heat press to create sparkling accessories using up-cycled fabrics.
Join us for the book launch of 'Systems Ultra, Making Sense of Technology in a Complex World' by writer, artist and researcher Georgina Voss in conversation with Future Observatory Director Justin McGuirk.
Join this workshop with Stu Smith to go from the design concept to the screen print process to start building your visual identity – be it for your own brand, or self-expression.
A one-day course led by Dr Mark Sumner for businesses and entrepreneurs who are looking to implement actionable steps to reduce waste and enhance their circularity practices.
Join us for a special evening to celebrate the opening of The Ralph Saltzman Prize 2024 display with this year's winner – who will be announced in January – in conversation with Chief Curator Johanna Agerman Ross.
Join this creative session with a live model to develop a series of sketches responding to collections featured in the REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion exhibition led by artist and educator James Davison.
Join fashion designer Ashish Gupta for a matinee screening of the iconic documentary ‘Paris is Burning’, marking the end of the exhibition Rebel: 30 Years of London Fashion.
A workshop to spark your digital creativity and master the realm of 3D character design and digital sculpting – an ideal platform for emerging 3D artists and game enthusiasts.
A fun workshop to learn about the unique skill of deck pressing using the vacuum press – a hands on experience designing, making and decorating a skateboard deck to keep.
A fun and creative workshop to learn to use Photoshop to draw, collage and curate a virtual museum with illustrator and animator Lauren Veevers.
An engaging workshop to design and build a wooden vehicle using waste materials and to discover the basics of using hand tools and join a car race.
A fun and engaging workshop to explore architecture and the world around us through model making – at big and small scale – and turn building designs into 3D models.
This fun workshop will teach children how to create a wooden car using waste materials and how to handle tools so they can build their own toys.
Join the Design Pirates crew to make your way through a series of fast-paced, hands-on design led challenges around the museum, intended to build creative skills.
An engaging workshop to learn how to create robots to compete in various games of the Design Museum’s Olympics using the BBC Micro:Bit.
Join one of the world's most prolific designers, Thomas Heatherwick in conversation with Chief Curator Johanna Agerman Ross.
Join curator George Kafka and guide Edward Richards for a British Sign Language tour of the display 'How to Build a Low-Carbon Home' and the museum building, for d/Deaf visitors using BSL and their companions.
Join this creative workshop with Samantha Russell, founder of Tens Studio, to learn tie dye techniques, play and explore with cotton textiles using natural indigo dye.
Join a one-day workshop with Bedir Bekarto and Tom Critchley to learn the essentials behind skateable space design and how skateboarding can be placed in the city.
Drawing on our recent exhibition 'Waste Age: What can design do?', these creative, design-led workshops will teach students how to become better-informed consumers and responsible future designers. Enquiry now and bring design to your school. For key stages 2 – 5.
Using handling collections of contemporary design objects, students can interact with key designs through experiential learning. Hour-long workshops support students to gain new perspectives on the role of designers and the impact of design in everyday life. For key stages 2 – 5.
Focusing on the role of digital technology in the design and technology industries, these sessions combine analogue hands-on experiences with an introduction to designing through software. Students will learn to use software to create a design response to a user brief. For key stages 2 – 5.
Did you know that the Design Museum offers a Master's programme in Curating Contemporary Design in partnership with Kingston University?
Our collaborative degree is one of the world’s foremost postgraduate programmes for design curators, taught by leading academics, curators and designers.
Applications are open to start in 2024.
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