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Designing Doughnuts: Economics for Art School with Kate Raworth & John Thakara

26 June 2018 | 6pm – 8pm

Kensington, Lecture Theatre 1

SustainLab RCA are excited to welcome renegade economist Kate Raworth and prominent design researcher John Thackara, to speak during Show 2018, exploring the big questions of how and why art and design graduates might make a positive contribution in the 21st century.

Kate Raworth will give a lecture to share her internationally acclaimed idea of Doughnut Economics which has been widely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses and political activists, previously presented to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. Kate is the creator of 'The Doughnut' of social and planetary boundaries – published as a book last year – which succinctly describes the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges.

John Thackara will be in conversation with Kate after her lecture, to discuss how our work as artists, designers and their associated institutions, might build on Kate's framework in order to make positive tangible contributions to society and the planet given the current global context and the challenges of inequality, climate change, biodiversity loss, population growth, urbanisation, pollution etc.

The lecture will be interpreted by a BSL interpreter (British Sign Language). If this service will be important to you, please make sure you select the 'BSL ticket' so we can reserve a suitable seat for you.

This event has been made possible with support from the RCA Student's Union and the RCA Service Design department.


This event has been organised by SustainLab RCA. For more information, please contact sustainlabrca@gmail.com.