ReDesignEd Educators Forum

2019

20-23 November 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

Select design education and professional leadership from around the world convene for a global conversation and opportunity to collaborate in an environment that is open-minded and non-affiliated.

 

Together the group explores and actively shapes how design education can be creatively rethought, supported and enhanced to move the field of design forward to begin to reposition the design discipline to be more relevant to the 21st century.

2019 Host and Event Partner

University of Johannesburg

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

What We Don't (or Can't) Teach -- Bridging the Knowledge Gap

 

With a back-to-basics approach to understanding the foundational building blocks of a designer's essential knowledge, What We Don't (or Can't) Teach addresses the need for a comprehensive learning grounded in the qualitative. While conceptual form-making finds its origins in this same core, the designer's ability to shape empathetic experience and garner desired outcomes remains elusive in teaching and practice.

The ReDesignEd Forum, an educator-focused component part, exists to systematically re-examine the outputs of design education, giving shape to the most appropriate and progressive pedagogy for today and into the future – an education which deeply understands and optimizes human potential. The ReDesignEd Educators Forum 2019 will explore the underpinnings of the manifold pedagogic requirements that need to be layered in with the customary quantitative factors, thereby seamlessly integrating conceptual, functional and crucial skills development.

A GloW-DESIGN platform, the ReDesignEd its Educators Forum intend to rethink all aspects and applications of design learning, knowledge and practice. This we do to address contemporary challenges and to help shape resultant impact for human betterment and improved civic society.

Personal Qualities Not Taught or Measured by Tests​

  • Curiosity

  • Question asking

  • Leadership

  • Civic-mindedness

  • Endurance

  • Reliability

  • Courage

  • Resilience

  • Humor

  • Critical thinking

  • Good judgment

  • Creativity

  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-awareness

  • Self-discipline

  • Self-assessment

  • Humility

  • Empathy

  • Compassion

  • Sense of beauty

  • Sense of wonder

  • Sense of responsibility

  • Spontaneity

  • Enthusiasm

  • Motivation

  • Persistence

  • Communication skills 

Continued Development of the Universal Design Education Charter

Our 2018 Forum in Singapore produced the Universal Design Education Charter (UDEC) as a direct, collaborative outcome from that event. This unanimously ratified "living" document delineates a framework for the future of design education and is the basis for current ongoing research by teams of members from our global network.

 

The 2019 Forum in Johannesburg will further review research and add to the UDEC, while exploring progressive applications and continued academic and applied research. 

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 FORUM OR JOINING OUR GLOBAL NETWORK? 

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

Donghua University

CHINA

Glasgow School of Art

SCOTLAND, UK

LASALLE College of the Arts 

SINGAPORE

Lebanese American University 

LEBANON

New York University Abu Dhabi 

UAE

Parsons School of Design

NEW YORK, USA

Rhode Island School of Design 

RHODE ISLAND, USA

Royal College of Art 

ENGLAND, UK

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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