Is Design Really Humanity’s Best Friend?

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Ben van Rooy
Published 
July 21, 2020
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rought to you by the Short Courses & Executive Education team at the RCA.

Writer, broadcaster and art historian Tim Marlow, the newly appointed Director and Chief Executive of the Design Museum in London, in conversation with Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the RCA.

Together they will explore what role should designers play in building a better post-Covid world? How might a design museum bring the creative community together? Can the extravagant claims of liberal institutions to cultural leadership be justified? And where next for curators and collections?

Register: https://rca-ac.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h_LR43IcQXGdw9B1WG0Cbw

Professor Jeremy Myerson
Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at RCA

Professor Jeremy Myerson is the first-ever holder of the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design. An academic, author and activist in design for more than 35 years, he began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA in 1999, and his research interests focus on the role of design in social, demographic and technological change. A graduate of the RCA, Jeremy Myerson is the author of many books, chapters, papers and articles on people-centred and inclusive design. He is also director of the WORKTECH Academy and a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing and sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Hong Kong, Switzerland and Korea. He leads Design Thinking and the Future of Work innovation masterclasses throughout the world.

Tim Marlow OBE
Chief Executive and Director at the Design Museum

Formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts and Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past thirty years as a curator, writer and broadcaster. He has worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time to deliver wide-ranging and popular programmes and brings a commitment to diverse and engaging exhibitions to his new role showcasing the transformational capability of design. Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Art on the Underground Advisory Board and Cultureshock Media. Marlow was awarded an OBE in 2019.

More information here: https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/session-design-really-humanitys-best-friend/

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