I was invited to speak at this symposium at Central Saint Martin’s in London yesterday, and what a great experience it turned out to be. A large group of energetic, committed, articulate and passionate people who spent the whole day discussing the nature of relationships between designers and artisans from different cultures.
We started at 9am and we were still chatting away (in the bar it must be said) at 7pm. It left me feeling enthused all over again, and I know that some very interesting things will emerge from that day. Sarah Rhodes, who organised the symposium, is a designer whose doctoral project ‘The Craft of Ubuntu’ is a fascinating exploration of collaborative design,