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  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Conference or symposium

A season of inclusive events

Design Different Season

Beginning in November 2021 The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) will host Design.Different, a season of public online events open to all. See how design can affect pressing issues around age, ability, gender, race, sanitation, architecture, fashion and business. The events speak to a deep, global yearning to be more equitable and inclusive. The HHCD invites you to come and help set the trajectory and share your voices. We need to hear them.

Throughout the Inclusive Design season a number of ideas and projects demonstrating the power and potential reach of inclusive design will be showcased including the launch of Designing a World for Everyone, a new book by Professor Emeritus, Jeremy Myerson published by Lund Humphries charting 30 years of inclusive design at the RCA. We will also release the second volume of our annual Design.Different Magazine.


Monday 8 November, 4–5pm
Design.Different: Why inclusive design should  speak across age, ability, gender and race

Friday 19 November, 2–3pm
Design.Sanitation: What challenges do designers face in providing sanitation that is both sustainable and inclusive?

Monday 6 December, 4–5pm
Design.Fashion: Can fashion futures be inclusive?

Thursday 9 December, 4–5pm
Design.Agency: Some wise words on design and ageing

Monday 10 January, 4–5pm
Design.Wicked: A design-led approach to tackling wicked problems

Monday 7 February, 2–3pm
Design.Neuro: A Panel of neurodivergent creatives discuss their work and the future of neurodivergence and design

Thursday 24 February, 4–5pm
Design.Continuity: How can inclusive design enable businesses to recover, transform and thrive in a post-pandemic and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) world?

Further dates to be announced in the coming weeks.