Chairing: DBA: An evening with Marco Steinberg

For the Design Business Association I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), on 13 November at Interbrand in London. We discussed Steinberg’s work at Sitra, what it means to innovate in the public sector, addressing ‘grand challenges’, and whether the design community is ready to help government redesign public services. More on […]

Vox Pop: Towards a World Creative Economy Forum?

For a Design Week Vox Pop I was asked to respond to the question: The UK could host a new creative conference, modelled on the now defunct World Creative Forum. What should the World Creative Economy Forum do differently to its predecessor to ensure its success? My reply follows. In due course I will post […]

Letter: In defence of the Design Museum

The objections of Terence Conran, prompted by James Dyson’s resignation, to trends in the Design Museum’s programme (Guardian, Letters, ‘Concepts of design’ October 5, 2004, in response to ‘Dyson resigns seat at Design Museum’ Jonathan Glancey, Guardian, September 28, 2004) are quite understandable and correct. However, the Design Museum is being pushed in its current direction […]