Friday Forum: Designing for Change

Friday 19 November 2021

Join us for a day of live talks to explore the power of design. Meet, discuss, and debate with a panel of contemporary designers, architects and curators whose ideas and projects you can discover in the V&A’s new Design 1900-Now gallery. Find out what shapes their design and interrogate what future methods and mindsets are needed to create a society that better reflects the needs of all its inhabitants.


Speakers include Seetal Solanki of material research studio Ma-tt-er; Cristian Fracassi of Issinova, whose ground-breaking snorkel mask hack became a life saving device during the pandemic; Fernando Laposse whose material and systems innovation is redefining the role of the designer; Reet Aus, a fashion designer challenging the fashion industry to be truly sustainable; Stephen Burks and Malika Leiper, of design studio Stephen Burks Man Made who create pluralistic designs attune to multiple cultural perspectives; and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, the multidisciplinary artist calling out anti-Asian hate crime with her poster campaign ‘I Still Believe in Our City’.

Wherever you are coming from, join the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance for hours of knowledge-sharing with top experts, delivered on our robust and reliable online learning platform. And, since your ticket price includes 7 days’ access, you will be able to take the time to absorb it all, with on-demand video recordings of all sessions and additional resources, plus discussion spaces to share your perspective and further your understanding with like-minded learners from across the globe.

Places are limited: book now to avoid disappointment.

Students get 50% off with a valid student ID.

Image: ‘I did not make you sick’, part of ‘I Still Believe in Our City’ public art campaign posters series designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya. Commissioned by the New York City Commission on Human Rights as part of the Public Artist in Residence programme, 2020.

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