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Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World

This two-day symposium brings together leading designers, academics, journalists and theorists to discuss ethical approaches for design in response to some of today’s most urgent challenges.

What to expect

What role should design play in today’s complex world? What tools and strategies are available for design to engage with the ethical conundrums of the present? And what type of ethics does design need most?

This two-day conference invites citizens, designers, academics, journalists and educators to consider what design ethics, and design as an ethical discipline, should look like in the 21st century. Focusing on particular examples including migration; suicide; decolonization and the politics of the body, this symposium will frame and debate design’s ‘trickiness’ and often fraught relationship with the problems it seeks to solve.

This conference builds on the publication of Tricky Design: The Ethics of Things (Bloomsbury 2019).

Booking information

Day 1: Adult: £20
Student/Concession: £15
Member: £15

Day 2: Adult: £20
Student/Concession: £15
Member: £15

2-Day Pass Adult: £35
Student/Concession: £25
Member: £25