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RSA Tindale Lecture:
Design and Society
Monday 18 March 2013
6.00pm - 7.00pm
8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It is so ubiquitous that it determines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing. When deployed wisely, it can bring us pleasure, choice, strength, decency and much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be wasteful, confusing, even dangerous.
Given design's power and its ubiquity, designers have a duty to address their social responsibilities.
In the inaugural RSA Tindale Lecture, leading design critic Alice Rawsthorn explores how designers are rising to the challenge of fulfilling their public duty by collaborating with specialists from other disciplines to address some of our most pressing environmental, technological and social challenges - and to improve the quality of daily life for everyone.
Speaker: Alice Rawsthorn, design critic of the International Herald Tribune and author of Hello World: Where Design Meets Life (Hamish Hamilton, 2013).
The RSA Tindale Lectures celebrate the memory of the late Patricia Tindale, the first and final Chief Architect at the Department of the Environment.
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