Our course is called DESIGN INVESTIGATIONS. It’s for the curious and the critically engaged. It’s for people who want
to face the complexities and uncertainties of our world head-on. It’s for the responsible radicals who want to challenge and
change the world around them. It’s a place where people come together to design tools, experiences, stories and provocations
that help to create a more hopeful and humane future for us all.
The course provides a rigorous education that
uses critical thinking, investigative research, material prototyping and conceptual speculation to design objects, experiences,
stories and systems. You’ll explore the designer’s role in dealing with real-world challenges, probing the limits of our current
reality while addressing the future of design and its role within society, culture, politics and the environment.
Experts from across the world come to present lectures and lead workshops. Recently we welcomed theatre visionaries Rimini
Protokoll, Sara Hendren, Amelie Klein and James Bridle, and past guests include Bruce Sterling and Lucy McRae. Workshops have
included augmented reality, creative writing, and sound and set design.
Graduates have gone on to work for design
consultancies such as IDEO and brands including BMW while others have set up their own businesses. Many are involved in curation,
teaching and research. Past internships include L’Oréal, Atelier Iris van Herpen, Superflux, Biofaction and Studio PSK.
!NEW! digital registration and portfolio submission
Make a design-specific portfolio that represents you,
your skills, interests and experience, and the way you think and work.
Following your portfolio submission, the
exam takes place from 24th to 26th February 2021 between 10:00-18:00 via Zoom. You will work on a number of design-related
tasks and you will have interviews with Anab Jain and the tutors of the class.
Exam 2021 Special Task
Design your robot companion and bring it as part of your portfolio!
proposal should be an interesting interpretation of this topic, looking at the human-machine relationship. We can't wait to
see your ideas!
For more detailed information follow this link