What we're about

The School of Critical Design is a home for exploration of next design & business practice applied to critical issues impacting the future of humanity. We are a London based school born of an experimental studio model and dedicated to exploring future practice, methods, and thinking in design & business.

We look to create a space for anyone interested in conversations and explorations around design practice. The school focuses on discourse around "critical" issues that will impact humanity now and in the future, for example, climate crisis, energy, food, artificial intelligence, biodiversity, and post-capitalism. We’re creating a space for practitioners to develop further understanding of how design & business might contribute to and play out in these futures.

Come and explore the future with us.

Upcoming events (1)

Visions from Latin America: Critically navigating uncertain futures

Join us for a cross-cultural dialogue with practitioners and thinkers working in Latin America and the Latin American Diaspora. They will share insights about design methods and applications, systems and cultural patterns that could help all of us think differently about how we navigate complexity and uncertainty. This huge region of great bio and cultural diversity is exported globally through many tropes and fantasies and is often described as ‘developing’ or ‘emerging'. In this session we will challenge this loaded idea and explore how, in what ways and what are the possible emergences or developments that are uniquely shaping Latin America's futures. The conversation will be led by School of Critical Design Fellow Malex Salamanques who is the founder of Mundano Futuro, a Colombia and UK based design and futures agency. Mundano have created Colombian brands and services from supermarkets to healthcare provision; designs that impact and reflect daily life in rural and urban Colombia. Our speakers include: IgnacioTovar Fernandez - Centro de Futuros - TEC Monterrey - Toluca Juan Pablo Garcia Sossa - “Real Magicalism”- Estación Terrena - Bogotá / Design department SAVVY - Berlin Jose de La O - “Takes Technological Aesthetics in Mexico” - De La O Estudio - CDM Jorge Camacho - "Do ‘Futures’ Create Futures?” Diagonal Studio - Diagonal Estudio - CDM Malex Salamanques - Mundano Bogota/ UK

Past events (9)

Futures, Power and Privilege with Aarathi Krishnan

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