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Nine new biodiversity research projects join the Design Exchange Partnerships programme

Design Exchange Partnerships 2024


“Furniture is a platform whereby we can tell new stories about the environment”

This project explores how waste materials can be used to make new things. They worked with Fishy Filaments in Cornwall, Harris Tweed Hebrides in Scotland and furniture maker Wood Bros in Hertfordshire
Andrea Conde Pereira

“Learning from each other”

At the end of November, we held a forum for the researchers and academic partners on our Design Exchange Partnership and Design Accelerator programmes. Marking the end of both cohorts’ research
Author: Leilah Hirson-Comley

‘A good poem can take you to places you are not expecting’

Design Exchange Partnerships bring design researchers together with non-academic organisations, such as businesses, NGOs or local councils, in strategic partnerships capable of addressing green
Liesl Maria Bragança

‘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
Leyla Salih

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,

‘One of the key ways to reduce e-waste is to extend a product’s lifespan by finding a new use for it’

Through their partnership with the UAL Creative Computing institute, Power to Connect is working to close the digital gap by offering a safe method for computer re-use.
Lila Boschet

A gathering of Design Exchange Partnerships

Last Friday, we welcomed representatives of Future Observatory’s Design Exchange Partnerships programme to the Design Museum.