2018

Educators Forum

2018 ReDesignEd Educators Forum

Exploring 21st Century Design Education for Societal Development, Growth & Support

Select leaders of design education and professions convened and collaborated with like-minded thinkers from around the world to challenge the status quo of design education. It enabled visionary peers to connect, create and coalesce around a universal and progressive set of principles to form the basis for a truly global curriculum.

WHAT

A global conversation and opportunity to collaborate in an open-minded and non-affiliated environment, to explore and actively shape how design education can be creatively rethought, supported and enhanced to move the field of design forward and to begin to reposition the design discipline to be more relevant to the 21st century.

​WHEN

oct

24-26

​WHO

36 invited design education + professional leaders from 23 countries, 6 continents, teaching at 22 institutions

​WHERE

Singapore

WHY

The future is here.

 

In a wake of rapid and vast global / national change and upheavals in current world economies and power flux, the role of designer, creativity and design responsibility is constantly challenged to be re-envisioned and restructured.

  

A new, ever-evolving and aligned modernism is required for the requisite integration of technology and critical influences essential for the improvement of life and living conditions.

 

The world is changing. Professions are changing or disappearing altogether. Therefore, design
education and its processes must adapt, identifying and anticipating forthcoming challenges now in order to proactively equip and empower the next generation of designers to successfully navigate, lead and impact future society and culture for the benefit of all.

HOW

By incorporating various expanded domains of design (thinking/ systems/ architecture/ infrastructure/ technologies etc.), this unique program identifies and coalesces a network of select visionary solution-seekers in design education.

 

Through collaborative discussion, debate, research and consensus building, this ambitious group stands at the forefront of redefining and redesigning education, while more fittingly delineating and suggesting the role and obligations of the designer.

  

OUTCOMES

This program explored collaboratively, for individual tangible and applicable outcomes, pedagogic research for progressive future curricula. The Forum is designed to reimagine and realize optimal development, growth, support and cultivation of design education for future society and culture.

A global network of design leaders (educators and practitioners) to formalize thinking on how to reframe and construct education for the profession for imminent next generations of designers.

The development of a consensus world design education charter.

Groundwork laid of a cutting-edge, high-level academic research publication (book or white paper) comprised of content developed by pairs of ReDesignEd Forum participants, teamed together to take up a particularly relevant area of research.

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In its entirety, the ReDesignEd global network is comprised of educators from the following prestigious schools and institutions:

Aalto University 

FINLAND

Arizona State University 

ARIZONA, USA

Berlin University of the Arts 

GERMANY

Delft University of Technology

THE NETHERLANDS

LASALLE College of the Arts 

SINGAPORE

New York University Abu Dhabi 

UAE

Royal College of Art 

ENGLAND, UK

Donghua University

CHINA

Glasgow School of Art

SCOTLAND, UK

Lebanese American University 

LEBANON

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l'Ecole de Design, Nantes Atlantique

FRANCE

Parsons School of Design

NEW YORK, USA

Rhode Island School of Design 

RHODE ISLAND, USA

Ryerson University 

CANADA

School of Fashion & the Arts Design Institute 

PHILIPPINES

The University of Auckland 

NEW ZEALAND

The University of Edinburgh 

SCOTLAND, UK

The University of Hong Kong 

HONG KONG

Chulalongkorn University

THAILAND

Instituto Europeo di Design 

BRAZIL

National College of Art and Design  

IRELAND

RMIT University 

AUSTRALIA

Torrens University 

AUSTRALIA

University of Johannesburg 

SOUTH AFRICA

University of Lincoln 

ENGLAND, UK

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University of New South Wales Sydney 

AUSTRALIA

California College of the Arts

CALIFORNIA, USA

Carnegie Mellon University

PENNSYLVANIA, USA

CENTRO

MEXICO

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

HONG KONG, CHINA

Columbia University

NEW YORK, USA

FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences

AUSTRIA

Heriot-Watt University

SCOTLAND, UK

Nanyang Technological University

SINGAPORE

National University of Singapore

SINGAPORE

Politecnico di Torino

ITALY

Pratt Institute

NEW YORK, USA

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

DENMARK

TAFE NSW

AUSTRALIA

University of Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA

University of Guelph

CANADA

University of North Carolina Greensboro

NORTH CAROLINA, USA

University of Pretoria

SOUTH AFRICA

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