Talks, courses and workshops
Tickets are now on sale for an inspiring programme of talks, courses and workshops.
Each month, and during school holidays, the Design Museum holds a drop-in activity for families inspired by the museum and its exhibitions. These informal sessions focus on light-touch design and making activities for families with children aged 5–11.
A chance to hear from renowned Japanese graphic designer, Art Director of MUJI and Chief Creative Director of Japan House London, Kenya Hara.
This talk is part of London Design Festival 2019.
Join an evening of music and theatre performances programmed by Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre, for Emerge Festival 2019.
Take part in an afternoon of experimenting and testing to discover the wonderful colour dyes that can be found in nature.
Inspired by the Moving to Mars exhibition, make your own rockets, space jackets and miniature space ship to take you to Mars.
A model making workshop is followed by an illustrated talk on the legacy of Hampstead’s Isokon Building by authors Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge through the lens of their new book, Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain.
Join artist and designer Marcin Rusak to explore the story-telling potentials of natural materials in this one-day workshop.
This half term, help create a life size spaceship model to take you to Mars! Build the control panels to help steer the ship and places to eat, sleep, relax and work.
Code is more than blocks and text. Learn how to use colour and sound, in your interactive code creations.
Explore how designers are taking up a civic role in this talk especially for university students and early-career practitioners.
Join this one-day symposium asking how designing with living organisms can respond to the current ecological crisis.
Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to discover the world of one of the world’s most unique designers.
Join artist and designer Rahel Zoller to produce your own series of crafted books in this hands-on introduction to book-binding.
Explore how designers are working to benefit the planet in this talk especially for university students and early-career practitioners.
Create your own set of coloured candles using different waxes and dyes in this half-day workshop.
This workshop explores how to make planet Earth greener through making guerrilla gardening sculptures filled with plant power.
Join mt Masking Tape and Collage Club for some festive crafting! Fashion your own Christmas crown or present topper using lashings of colourful, patterned washi tape, plus essentials from Collage Club’s impressive paper supply. Simple yuletide templates will be provided, or you can cut, paste, rip and stick your own designs to create pieces to take home or gift to your loved ones
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