Wednesday 2 November, 6.30pm
Designing connections: medicine, life and art
RSA Bicentenary Medal Lecture
Dr Ken Arnold, head of public programmes at Wellcome is awarded the 2011 Bicentenary Medal for using design to increase people’s resourcefulness.
Ken Arnold will give a lecture exploring the place of design caught between medicine and the public.
From a 7-storey-high sculptural decoration mounted in its headquarters building to a series of interventions commissioned for shop windows on the Euston Road; and from innovative exhibition designs to a show focussed on the history of 1950s science-inspired fabrics and objects, design repeatedly plays a crucial role in how Wellcome Collection engages with its publics.
But exactly how does design fit into the organisation's stated aim of exploring the connections between medicine, life and art?
The RSA Bicentenary Medal was instituted in 1954 to commemorate the founding of the RSA over two hundred years earlier, and has been awarded annually to a variety of individuals for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of design in industry and society.
Speaker: Dr Ken Arnold, head of public programmes, the Wellcome Trust
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