London Design Festival 2017: 5 must-see talks

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As LDF redresses to the capital this September, we’ll be taking a look at some of the key events to look mail to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is the festival’s talks programmes, which thinks fitting feature a selection of panel discussions, Q&As and presentations from professionals within the purpose industry.

How to Use Design to Save the Universe

Hillary Clinton presidential campaign branding, by Michael Bierut

What: Pentagram mate Michael Bierut has had an illustrious career as a graphic designer, having once completed branding, identity and wayfinding projects for the likes of Mastercard, Benetton, The New York Schedules, the Walt Disney Company and Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign. Catch him speak at this year’s Global Design Forum on how to “sell tasks, explain things, make things look better, make people go into hysterics and cry, and change the world”. It seems a fitting time to discuss design’s wider result, given the Wellcome Collection’s recent exploration of design’s role in healthcare all over history, through its exciting new exhibition Can Graphic Design Save Your Human being?.

When: 16 September, 4-5pm.

Where: Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum, Cromwell Carriageway, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL.

Info: Tickets cost £15. For more info, principal to the Global Design Forum site.

The Future of Transport Design and Beyond

Waymo Firefly driverless car completing its primary full run on public streets in 2015

What: Transport design has advanced tremendously in latest years, with the likes of self-driving and hydrogen-powered vehicles starting to benediction our streets, and Virgin Galactic’s far-fetched plans for a two-hour round-trip between London and Sydney suitable to become a reality. Learn about the future of transport design with this Extensive Design Forum panel discussion, which will be chaired by Rory Hyde of the V&A, and will-power feature principal at PriestmanGoode, Paul Priestman, and Jaguar advanced cabal director, Julian Thompson, as panellists. Read our piece on the future of air proceed here.

When: 21 September, 1.15-2.15pm.

Where: V&A museum, Cromwell Avenue, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL.

Info: Tickets cost £15. For more info, aim to the Global Design Forum site.

Elements of Colour

Hella Jongerius display at Design Museum, © Luke Hayes.

What: The Design Museum recently hosted a attracting exploration into how the human eye views colour, through an exhibition on the manipulate of Hella Jongerius. A talk will take place at 100% Pattern looking at the huge role colour plays for designers, from graphics to inners, and in our everyday lives. The eclectic panel includes renowned designer Yinka Ilori, prominent for his Nigerian fabric-inspired prints and distinctive furniture, and the Design Museum’s Ameena McConnell.

When: 21 September, 4-5pm.

Where: Auditorium, Olympia London, Hammersmith Low road, London W14 8UX.

Info: Attendees to 100% Design need to express online, and then can attend talks. For more info on registration, head here, and for the talk, font here.

When Design Meets Discipline

Southerden, by Eley Kishimoto

What: Prepare you thought about how your work approach might differ if you were a fallout or interior designer rather than a graphic designer, or vice versa? This Designjunction talk, moderated by Creative Review editor Patrick Burgoyne, will explore how manages and methods change depending on disciplines, and will look at the different prospects that various creative professionals take. Panellists include Turkish architect Gokhan Avcioglu and Make a note of Eley, co-founder at architectural practice Eley Kishimoto.

When: 22 September, 12-1pm.

Where: Stanley Edifice, 1 Pancras Road, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AG.

Info: Tickets get £6 per talk. For more info, head to Designjunction’s site.

When Chart Meets Education and Politics

© Tony Baggett

What: Design Week desire be hosting two panel discussions at this year’s Designjunction, which see fit explore creative education and the accessibility of the design industry. The education-focused talk desire delve into the importance of promoting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, manoeuvres and maths) into school curriculums, and incorporating creativity from a inexperienced age, with panellists including The Saturday Club Trust director, Sorrel Hershberg and Fixperts’ commander, Daniel Charny. Design meets Politics will feature panellists incorporating Design Council CEO, Sarah Weir and graphic designer Jack Renwick, who purposefulness debate how young people can break into an industry rife with unsalaried internships and nepotism.

When: 22 September, 1-2pm and 3-4pm.

Where: Stanley Building, 1 Pancras German Autobahn, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AG.

Info: Tickets cost £6 per talk. For myriad info, head to Designjunction’s site.


London Design Festival 2017 take possession ofs place 16-24 September across various locations in London.

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