Creative Stars of Tomorrow
20 June 2014
See what the class of 2014 have to offer as art schools and Universities in your local area the offer a glimpse at the talent of the future, showing off the creations and hard work of their latest graduates.
Sheffield Design Week 2014
Sheffield Design Week kicks off on Monday 23rd June, a week aiming to promote a honest and broad debate about design; including workshops, exhibitions, film screenings and talks spanning architecture, design and visual arts. With the main Design Conference taking place on Friday 27th at the Showroom Cinema, exploring the theme of – ‘Can Design Save the World?‘ – a purposefully provocative question and I’m looking forward to hearing people’s answers.
Can Design Save the World?
We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability to make a difference. I believe, fantastic things could happen if a Graphic Designer, Product Designer and a Maker join forces, and Design is certainly capable of changing our world…. and for the better! For example, improving a way of living, a way to see things or the way something functions. This (heated) discussion topic, reminds me of Ken Garland’s 1964’s First Things First Manifesto. A manifesto that rebuked the prominent call of advertising, and instead urged those with creative talent to pursue more socially ‘meaningful’ causes. It’s an important time for those of us who work in design, on the web and in technology; my ardent hope is that the week and Conference will become a meaningful part of where we go from here.…. let’s see….