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


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What to do and see at Designjunction 2018

From 20-23 September, London’s Designjunction takes place on the South of the River Thames, and will see installations, exhibitions, talks and its well-known fair spread across three venues including Doon