The Museum as a Catalyst
Cultural institutions and ‘mission-led innovation’
Author: Justin McGuirk
Redefining the problems, reframing the questions
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
‘If we care about the planet, we should care about pigeons’
Ahead of the opening of the Design Researchers in Residence’ exhibition at the Design Museum in late-June, our coordinator Leilah Hirson-Comley caught up with resident James Peplow Powell.
‘Games are well suited for tackling complex problems’
Game Changing, a Design Accelerator led by Swansea University, explores the potential of co-designing games for increasing understanding of climate change.
Report: Green Transition Ecosystems townhall
On Tuesday 31 January, we were delighted to welcome a host of design researchers, business entrepreneurs and higher education institution representatives to the Green Transition Ecosystems (GTE)
Author: Leilah Hirson-Comley
Funding opportunity: Green Transition Ecosystems
Capitalising on clusters of design excellence, Green Transition Ecosystems (GTEs) are large scale projects that focus on translating the best design-led research into real-world benefits. GTEs will
Now Hiring: Managing Editor
We are looking for a freelance Managing Editor with strategic and operational leadership experience to support the launch of the Future Observatory journal.
Adapting Together, last week’s symposium organised by Future Observatory and ImaginationLancaster, set out to consider how designers can create and support participation in climate action.
Author: George Kafka
Join the Future Observatory Research Steering Group
Future Observatory is looking for senior researchers, academics and design professionals to join our Research Steering Group.
Join the Team
As we work to deliver our expanded three-year Future Observatory: Design the Green Transition programme, we are looking to recruit four exciting new roles to join our dynamic and friendly team.
Restore: Material Mapping
Restore: Material Mapping attempts to make visible some of the journeys of the materials used in Design Researchers in Residence: Restore.
Author: Leyla Salih
‘They transformed in front of us’
The Design Exchange Partnerships are fifteen AHRC-funded research projects integral to the Future Observatory programme. Each funded project brings researchers into collaboration with non-academic
Apply now: Low Carbon Housing
Future Observatory is recruiting a Research Lead to deliver a research project, Low Carbon Housing: How a museum can help drive sustainable mass housing in the UK, funded by the Arts and Humanities
Open Call: Islands
THE OPEN CALL HAS NOW CLOSED Design Researchers in Residence is Future Observatory’s programme for design researchers hosted at the Design Museum. The residency supports thinkers at the start of their
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,