Debate • Stand up design is a series of three debates between leading Royal Designers. The first is entitled Furniture and New Media, with James Irvine and Malcolm Garrett, on Friday 23 September. Venue/ Royal Society of the Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2. Details/ www.rsa.org.uk. talks •Penguin By Design: A Cover Story 1935 – 2005 is a lecture by Phil Baines on 28 September at 6.15pm. Venue: London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G. Details: 020 7357 8088. Integrity and Industry, a lecture by Trevor Johnson, takes place on 26 September at 6pm. Venue: Circle Club, 13 Barton Arcade, Barton Square, Manchester M3 2BB. Details: 020 7924 0633. events •We Are What We Do, part of the DBA’s new Design and Society series, encourages the use of individual action to induce a collective world on 26 September. Venue: Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London SW7. Details: www.dba.org.uk/events/wawwd.asp. exhibitions •Design Mart, an exhibition of the work of talented young product and furniture designers, runs from 22 to 25 September. Venue: Design Museum Space, Shad Thames, London SE1. InnovationRCA Show explores the different facets of the college’s dynamic relationship with business and industry, from 27 September to 12 October. The show includes product design, architecture and socially inclusive designs for the future. Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.
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