Design as a Force for Social Change




Talk / Seminar

Can design change the world? This timely event, chaired by curator Catherine Flood, combines Dr Catharine Rossi, Prof. Alan Male and Dr Russell Bestley to debate design’s potential to enact change for good (or evil), and the responsibility of designers to use their creative powers for positive ends.

Catherine Flood, Curator, Prints, Word & Image Department, Victoria & Albert Museum
Dr. Catharine Rossi, Senior Lecturer in Design History, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University
Professor Alan Male, Emeritus Professor of Illustration
Dr. Russell Bestley, Principal Lecturer at London College of Communication and Reader in Graphic Design

17:45pm - 18:00pm: Arrival and registration
18:00pm - 18:45pm: Drinks reception for guests and panellists in Bloomsbury's beautiful conservatory
18:45pm - 20:00pm: Panel discussion, followed by audience Q&A in the Bloomsbury Room

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite for £15 / £10 students and concessions from

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