Bath School of Art and Design
Wednesday 9 November
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A chronological display of the key events from the 20th century which still drive the socially and environmentally responsible design work of the 21st.
Design does not operate in a vacuum. Instead design is inextricably interwoven into a world of social injustice, environmental destruction and economic upheaval. In fact designers thrive when new philosophies expand understanding, when new sciences cause technological change and when new politics drive economic growth.
It is essential that contemporary students have a clear understanding of their place in the history of design. An Incomplete History of Ethical Design is a prototype teaching tool, developed with the Department of Graphic Communication at Bath School of Art and Design. Its unique visual form is designed to facilitate the navigation of the complexity of the subject.
Lynne Elvins and Rupert Bassett will be exhibiting this tool on the first floor at Sion Hill, and explaining their approach to its design in the Lecture Theatre.