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RSA Tindale Lecture: Design and Society

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Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

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RSA Events LogoRSA 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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8 John Adam St
WC2N 6EZ London
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Monday, March 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT)

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