UAL Research Fortnight 2018 Launch Event Professor Mugendi K M'Rithaa

research fortnight 2018 keynote launch event, PROF M'RITHAA

05 Mar 2018

6.30pm to 8pm

Vice Chancellor Nigel Carrington invites you to UAL's Research Fortnight 2018's Keynote Launch event. 


Introduced by UAL's Dean of Research Professor Oriana Baddeley. UAL-wide event, hosted at the London College of Fashion.  

In this Keynote Professor Mugendi K M'Rithaa’s will talk about his role as President of the World Design Organisation (WDO) and his recent transitioning from this role to become President Emeritus, and mentor to the WDO Board for the next two years, Dr M’Rithaa will reflect on key achievements and challenges ahead.
He will also discuss his ideas for Inclusive Design, and a more nuanced approach to this as a key strategy for design thinking, to address expansive issues encompassing: social, geo political, economic, environmental.  In addition to conventional perception of this approach to design i.e. to put first the interests of vulnerable and minority populations, those with disabilities, age and ageing, the materially and sensorily challenged etc.   
How he feels proverbs and storytelling operate as a method of determining design narratives will also be addressed.

We are delighted to announce the panelists: 

Dr Kate Goldsworthy, Reader in Circular Textile Design and Co-Director of the Centre for Circular Design, Chelsea College of Arts

Cher Potter, LCF/V&A Museum Senior Research Fellow in 'Design Futures

Dr Sarah Rhodes, Research Fellow Pharma-Factory Creative Lenses,Central Saint Martins

Professor Carol Tulloch, Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism, Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon

Chaired by Dr Pratap Rughani, Associate Dean of Research, Reader and Course Director of MA Documentary Film, London College of Communication

A Reception will follow from 8pm - 8.45pm 

 London College of Fashion: find-us

Research Fortnight

“The annual research fortnight events at the University of the Arts London offer staff from across our different subject areas and colleges a chance to get to know more about what their colleagues are researching. Academics, support staff and PhD students all contribute their time to a rich programme of activities that we hope will encourage new debates and collaborations” Professor Oriana Baddeley, Dean of Research.

Research Fortnight 2018 programme: click here to view the full programme and follow the relevant link for events open to the general public and the full listings open to UAL Staff and Students.

Please remember to check back for regular programme updates!