ENVELOPE: Designing Critical Messages
  • Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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The conference begins from the premise that if there is a need for designers to realise that they have to propose something that inspires stakeholders to adopt designs as viable, desirable alternatives, how does this equate design processes/design thinking/materiality and research writing, in a demonstration of what could become real. 

This conference is interested in the suggestion that this is part of the skill set that designers better have or need to have now.

The conference keynotes will be Professor John Wood and Lucy Kimbell.

The conference addresses and focuses on: 

  • Designing change through practice?
  • Designing research to create value
  • Communicating the narrative of design differently
  • Using criticality in design to determine difference.

This event takes place alongside the international exhibition ‘ENVELOPE’ at Peninsula Arts Gallery and begins a dialogue for a Festival of Design in Plymouth.

The exhibition is an open call to designers and architects to exhibit what they value, from the significant to the insignificant, from products to graphics and illustration, to speculative design prototypes. Those taking part are from the wide spectrum of design, from the famous to the emerging.

Contact Bryony Edmondson for more information.

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