Design policy needs to be for the country, not a county

I didn’t know Cornwall had a design industry (Vox Pop, DW 11 November). First, it’s important to remember that – despite the fact that economic matters are part of the devolution settlement – by and large the UK’s design industry does not recognise regional or national boundaries.

What is needed is a UK-wide policy for design. Failing that, we need to get behind the Design Council’s new strategy – that’s the real issue. Trade associations in the 21st century will have have less relevance as boundaries between the creative industries blur.

Stuart MacDonald


The Lighthouse

Glasgow G1 3LX

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