No 23 - Future of design education, 16th of February, 2015

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16th of February, 2015
Designhuis
17:30

In December last year, the design x collective, amongst with professor Don Norman, wrote a manifesto Design X in which they plea for a radical reformation of design practice, education, and research. According to Norman it is time for a new era of design activism.

During this debate we will discuss some notions of this manifesto and explore with 3 experts from various design institutes how to educate future designers?

This debate is part two of a series of discussions around the question “Who is really educating designers?”

During this debate we will discuss some notions of this manifesto and explore with 3 experts from various design institutes how to educate future designers?

This debate is part two of a series of discussions around the question “Who is really educating designers?”

About the speakers

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Thomas Widdershoven

Thomas Widdershoven

Alexis Georgacopoulos

Alexis Georgacopoulos

Earlwyn Covington

Earlwyn Covington

Thomas Widdershoven is creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven and managing director of graphic design agency Thonik

 Alexis Georgacopoulos is the Director of ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (since July 2011), pursuing the quest for innovation, creativity and quality education in the fields of Art and Design.

Earlwyn Covington is a visiting lecturer of humanities at art and design schools in France and abroad, regularly giving conferences on consumer culture, mass media and design. (Sciences Po Paris, Geneva University of Art & Design, Museu de Arte Moderne Sao Paulo, Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, Design Academy Eindhoven) 

Further reading

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Design X Manifesto

DesignX: A Future Path for Design

Authored by "The Design Collaborative" *

DesignX is a new, evidence-based approach for addressing many of the complex and serious problems facing the world today. It adds to and augments today's design methods, reformulating the role that design can play. Modern design has grown from a focus on products and services to a robust set of methods that is applicable to a wide range of societal issues. When combined with the knowledge and expertise of specialized disciplines, these design methods provide powerful ways to develop practical approaches to large, complex issues. More info via this link

Design Debates

Eindhoven strives to be the Design Capital of Europe. These ambitions make sense, with a flourishing design network, impressive design and art galleries, a smart and creative region and of course the world famous Dutch Design Week.
A Design Capital needs a platform to discuss, feed the design climate, to cross boundaries with other disciplines and of course connect all players (and players-to-be) within the field. Therefore Eindhoven-based cultural and educational institutions Design Academy Eindhoven, MU, The New Institute, Capital D founded the Design Debates platform. The platform is supported by critical friends: Baltan Laboratories, Alice, Capital D. Every month Design Debates Eindhoven will host an afternoon debate at the Designhuis in Eindhoven.

Concept and design by
TheNewStudio