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Design Researchers in Residence, 2023 cohort

Free display at the Design Museum: Islands

Discover how design research can play an important role in shaping a liveable future. Over the course of this year, our four Design Researchers in Residence have responded to the theme of
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Interview: Design Researchers in Residence 2023

Ahead of the opening of the exhibition Design Researchers in Residence: Islands at the Design Museum later this month, we’re sharing a preview of the accompanying exhibition catalogue. The following
Cher Potter
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Design the Green Transition

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and the Design Museum in London, today launch a multi-million-pound fund bringing UK researchers,

Waste Age: What can design do?

We are living in the age of waste. Is design the answer to leaving our throwaway culture behind?We all know waste is a big problem. So how are we going to fix it?A new generation of designers is
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Climate Clock installed at the Design Museum

How long do we have to act on the climate emergency?The climate clock is both a graphic display and a global movement calling for action on the climate emergency. It is designed to communicate what
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The Museum as a Catalyst

Museums are changing. They can be catalysts, proactively supporting a just and sustainable future.
Author: Justin McGuirk

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