On the Frontline Exhibition & Include 2015 Conference

Sep

19-25

2015

Exhibition

On The Frontline exhibition presents design research right on the frontline of innovation and change in healthcare services, community care and social inclusion. Include 2015: the theme this year for this international conference is Disruptive Ideas in Inclusive Design.

19-25 SEPTEMBER: ON THE FRONTLINE
This exhibition of new projects from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art presents design research right on the frontline of innovation and change in healthcare services, community care and social inclusion. The Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2015 have spent the past year working with external partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors to address a series of important challenges – from problem drinkers, paranoia in mental health and better patient flow in hospitals to independent living for people with arthritis and autism. There is a particular focus on London with inclusive new proposals for the London Taxi and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The exhibition features a series of documentary photographs by new RCA Photography graduate Sara Hibbert, which captures the action research of the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates as they make their investigations on hospital wards, in clinics, in the home and on the streets as part of their design studies.

17–18 SEPTEMBER: INCLUDE 2015: DISRUPTIVE INCLUSIVE
Include 2015, the 8th international conference on inclusive design, will take place at the Royal College of Art on 17-18 September 2015. Organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the conference theme is Disruptive Ideas in Inclusive Design. Keynote speakers from Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Switzerland and the UK will address the conference. There will also be 10 hands-on workshops for delegates to choose from, plus a gallery of 40 posters by early career researchers on such themes as health and wellness, global challenges and emerging technology. The conference, scheduled for the eve of the London Design Festival, will be preceded by a special visit for delegates to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 16 September with a seminar and drinks reception at the top of Anish Kapoor's Orbit.
By invite only. More details: http://www.rca.ac.uk/research-innovation/helen-hamlyn-centre/include-2015/

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