The Royal Society of Arts’ Design & Society manifesto is being launched tomorrow.
The manifesto, written by RSA director of design Emily Campbell, outlines the society’s plans for its engagement with design. It is titled ‘You know more than you think you do: Design as resourcefulness and self-reliance’.
Campbell says the key messages are ‘to show how design contributes to self-reliance and resourcefulness’, and to propose that designers can redefine themselves ‘not as making beautiful resources, but as making people more resourceful’.
The manifesto outlines a number of projects through which the RSA aims to support these messages, including the Design Directions student awards scheme and the Opening Minds curriculum for project-based teaching.
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