Experts to name design city of the future

An international panel of experts will battle it out to name the design city of the future in a debate at the Design Museum tonight.

The discussion will seek to identify the next stage in the history of design by considering aspects of four of the world’s most rapidly advancing proto-design cities: São Paulo, Moscow, Beijing and Bangalore.

Panel members will take turns to argue the case for their chosen city, with Ruy Ohtake speaking for São Paulo, Denis Cherdantsev for Moscow, Ou Ning for Beijing and Professor MP Ranjan for Bangalore. Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, will act as chairman.

The discussion is inspired by the Design Museum’s current exhibition Design Cities, which narrates the history of modern design as the emergence of a series of creative epicentres in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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