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Futures of Design Education Metup 2

02 Dec 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT

Futures of Design Education - Meetup 2

Date: 02 December 2020 

Time: 12:00 UCT/GMT  

Where: DRS SIG Zoom:

Aim: To continue the discussion around futures of design education.

The next Futures of Design Education Meetup will take place on 2 December 2020.

Just like last time, two speakers will present thought-provoking work and ideas on the topic of Futures of Design Education, leading to some great PedSIG discussion.

Any DRS PedSIG member is welcome to attend. 


Frederick van Amstel (@usabilidoido), Assistant Professor at Industrial Design Academic Department (DADIN), UTFPR, Brazil. Fred will present some ideas from his work on the Athropophagic studio, which you can read about here.

Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology and the Art and Design eLearning Lab. Nicos' interests are in design education. technology enhanced learning in art and design, and design for social change.


Looking forward to seeing you then!

Date: 02 December 2020 

Time: 12:00 UCT/GMT  

Where: DRS SIG Zoom:


About the series

The global and local challenges we all face as design educators have asked difficult questions about where, when and how we engage in teaching. Yet other events have posed even harder questions around who is represented / included in, and what the purpose of, design education is in contemporary society. 

In parallel to the contextual challenges, several initiatives have begun to explore the future of design education, such as the Design Declaration Summit held last year and, more recently, the Future of Design Education project, which proposes a more structured and explicit approach. PedSIG have been actively involved in many of these initiatives reflecting the views of members gathered through the PedSIG conferences, Learn X Design series.

Given the relevance and importance of this subject, we have planned a short series of DRS Pedagogy SIG events to explore  collective ideas and thoughts on ‘Futures of Design Education’.

We are particularly keen to help raise awareness of the plurality of possible futures represented by our membership. PedSIG is an expert community of practice and research and our wisdom and ideas are valuable in surfacing many constructions of design education (epistemologies, ontologies, experiences, wisdoms).

The first Futures of Design Education meetup hosted presentations and discussion on two engaging subjects: Lucia Tria talked about legacies of (hegemonic) global design curricula; and Ashraf Salama asked us to consider the current circumstance as an interruption to the Schön’s ‘stable state’.

You can find the recording of the presentations here: 

And the meeting notes are here.

We are still keen to hear from anyone interested with any ideas of what else we could do or what other topics and areas people would be interested in hearing about. 

And, of course, if anyone wants to get involved then please just let use know (


Attendees (7)

02 Dec 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT

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