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Design Roast: Making in the Museum by Alex Flowers
Thu 30 March 2017, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
Design Roast: Making in the Museum
Public talk from Alex Flowers, V&A Team Leader of Digital Programme.
The V&A, as the national museum for art and design, is working to increase access to creative subjects and careers for young people as schools experience pressure from STEM initiatives. By exploring the context of digital creativity across education, industry and culture, the V&A’s approach to learning through making will be demonstrated through ongoing projects that seek to expand the opportunities for and diversity of young people in the creative industries.
Alex Flowers is Team Leader for Digital Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Embracing the ethos of the maker movement and open source, the Digital Programmes team engage people with emerging digital design processes and the collections of the museum. Before the V&A he worked as an educator, developing e-learning courses before moving into the cultural sector at Museum of London. Since then, he has worked for a variety of clients including the Crafts Council, Brighton Festival and is a visiting lecturer at Institute of Education, University College London.
Alex studied History of Art at Aberystwyth University before going on to gain a MA Museums and Galleries in Education at the Institute of Education. He has published articles on gaming as well as speaking on digital culture and education at a number of conferences in the UK and internationally.
30 / 03 / 2017 19:30
Lecture Theatre 11_0004, Stockwell Building
Staff, students and friends are welcome to attend this talk as part of the Design Programme's open lecture series.
Thursday 9th March - Avi Ashkenazi & Oliver Gingrich
Thursday 16th March - J. Paul Neeley
Thursday 23rd March - Julie Strawson & Co | Co Founder at Exonera
Thursday 30th March - Alex Flowers | V&A Leader
Thursday 4th April - Dave Dunlop | Creative Director +Partner ELSE London
Thursday 27th April - James kings| Director of Science + Practice
Thursday 4th May - Naomi Games | Archivist of the A. Games artworks
About Design Roast
The Design Roast is an open discussion group for anyone interested in creative design practices and theories of cross-disciplinarity, interactive design, new media technologies, visual communication and philosophies of the state-of-the current and future design. The Design Roast series brings together people from diverse fields and degrees of expertise, aiming to initiate discussions and debates among postgraduate students, researchers, academics, artists, theorists, designers and other creative practitioners.
Every week we'll invite alumni, industry partners and friends to come in and speak about their experience in design. This year's theme concentrates on DiD: Diversity & Inclusivity by Design
What is enabled when designers design with, and for, others?
To design inclusively is to engage people deeply throughout the design process, to share our practices and to amalgamate people’s unique knowledge into design interventions.
DiD focusing on design as a holistic action with the capacity to simultaneously engage conceptual and practical shifts that make our society a place with no boundaries.
Date and Time
Stockwell Street Building, University of Greenwich
11 Stockwell Street