Do come to the “Global Design Critical Debate” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 14 October. There will be two introductions – by Rem Koolhaas and John Thackara. Then a panel discussion chaired by Joe Kerr will include Professor Leslie Sklair, Vice President for Global Sociology, London School of Economics; and the writer Sukhdev Sandhu; his book ‘London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City’ was recently published. The four of us have to compete for your attention with a V+A exhibit entitled “Style and Splendour: Queen Maud of Norway’s Wardrobe, 1896-1938”. The big debate is in the V+A Lecture Theatre (near the Silver Galleries) on 14 October 2005, 14h-16.45h. Information: Diana Deal:
If Maud’s frocks prove too enticing, you can always attend a lecture I’m giving at the Royal Society of Arts , also in London, on 12 December. My topic: “Solidarity economics and design: life after consumerism”.