Host and Event Partner

University of Johannesburg

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Host and Event Partner

University of Johannesburg

Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

invited design education + professional leaders from across six continents

ReDesignEd Educators Forum

2019

21-23 November 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

2019 ReDesignEd Educators Forum

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.

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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

Delft University of Technology

THE NETHERLANDS

LASALLE College of the Arts 

SINGAPORE

New York University Abu Dhabi 

UAE

Royal College of Art 

ENGLAND, UK

The University of Auckland 

NEW ZEALAND

University of Lincoln 

ENGLAND, UK

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Hong Kong

HONG KONG

Arizona State University 

ARIZONA, USA

Berlin University of the Arts 

GERMANY

Donghua University

CHINA

Glasgow School of Art

SCOTLAND, UK

Lebanese American University 

LEBANON

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 Edinburgh 

SCOTLAND, UK

The University of Hong Kong 

HONG KONG

University of Nevada Las Vegas 

NEVADA, USA

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University of New South Wales Sydney 

AUSTRALIA

TAFE NSW

Australia

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

National University of Singapore

SINGAPORE

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