Why is design so undervalued?

What media and the general public think of design will be the subject of an upcoming Parliamentary event.


Source: Gerold Schneider

Design Week has been working with the Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group and PR strategist Yvonne Courtney to focus on the issue.

We’ll be looking at why design doesn’t get the profile it deserves, why it is so difficult to define, and how we might learn from other fields.

Financial Times design critic Edwin Heathcote, London Design Festival deputy director Max Fraser and Design Museum curator Pete Collard will all be speaking, and the event is open to the public.

The event is the second in APDIG’s Classifying Design series and follows an earlier roundtable looking at Government classification of design.

We were spurred into supporting APDIG and Courtney on these events by Government’s continuing failure to properly recognise and understand design and most recently the DCMS proposals to reclassify the creative industries – merging Design and Designer Fashion and dropping Craft altogether.

 The Classifying Design Roundtable takes place in the Houses of Parliament on 6pm on 3 July. This event is open to the public but registration is essential. Contact APDIG to register.

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