Design Can aims to disrupt UK's "privileged" design industry - architecture and design

Design Can aims to disrupt UK's "privileged" design industry



The UK design industry "isn't representative of the society it serves" say the founders of Design Can, a new tool aimed at increasing diversity that launched yesterday.
The online resource and campaign offers practical ways to address the lack of diversity in the design industry, as well as a manifesto for change.
"At present, the design industry in the UK isn't representative of the society it serves," said Design Can's founders.
"It's 78 per cent male, only 13 per cent of employees are from BAME backgrounds, and worryingly there are few comparable statistics for people with disabilities, and none that are recent or particular to the design industry," they added.

Design Can has been set up by a group of industry leaders and activists including editor of architecture magazine Icon, Priya Khanchandani, and designer Yinka Ilori, in collaboration with communications agency Zetteler. Its founders aim to push the industry to better represents women, people from BAME backgrounds and people with disabilities.

It is split into five sections ? read, watch, listen, follow and attend. Readers can discover the work of emerging and established designers, read selected articles relating to the industry, watch videos, listen to podcasts, and keep track of design events.
An open submission section invites people to send in the work and stories of under-recognised designers and organisations, as well as any relevant articles, events and reports.

"I want...
_MFUENTENOTICIAS dezeen
_MURLDELAFUENTE http://www.dezeen.com/

--------------------------------
 
Modular artificial reef system by Alex Goad

Mindnosis is a kit designed to help those suffering from mental health issues

05-07-2017 21:41 - ( architecture TV )


Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

"No morals, no shame"

In this week\'s comments update, readers are annoyed after architect Bjarke Ingels met with the president of Brazil to work on a tourism masterplan for the country. Bjarke to the future: readers are angry after Danish architect Bjarke Ingels met...
21-01-2020 22:00 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Nendo looks to ancient Japanese tombs for first landscape architecture project

Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. The plaza ? located outside of Tenri Station in Japan\'s Nara prefecture ? is the studio\'s largest architecture project...
15-06-2017 21:48 - ( architecture TV )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Eight Bauhaus buildings where you can spend the night

Modern architecture fans might be surprised to discover that there are many Bauhaus buildings that you can stay inside. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series, here\'s a look at eight of the best to visit during the school\'s centenary in...
07-11-2018 21:58 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Franklin Azzi Architecture converts Nantes warehouses into art school

A pair of former warehouses topped with saw-toothed roofs have been transformed into a school for fine arts by Franklin Azzi Architecture, in the French city of Nantes. The Nantes Saint-Nazaire Higher School of Fine Arts, which is shortlisted in...
23-09-2018 21:51 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

wmb studio completes a robotics company?s office with a climbing wall in cambridge

at the heart of the building is a double-height, open space, \'the street\', that symbolically connects all teams together. The post wmb studio completes a robotics company’s office with a climbing wall in cambridge appeared first on...
26-12-2019 21:55 - ( Architecture )


Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Gorgeous Spanish Colonial style renovation in San Francisco

This 1930s Spanish Colonial style abode is the dream home of designer Maria Haidamus, owner of Maria Haidamus Interiors. Located in San Francisco, California, this stunning residence showcases architectural elements salvaged from a Spanish...
23-01-2017 21:41 - ( Interior Design )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Cute and Cozy 900 Sq Ft Log Cabin Kit

28-11-2017 19:25 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Loft 78 in Roma – 40 sqm Apartment Renovated by Maurizio Constanzi

Italian architect Maurizio Costanzi has conceived and designed this loft apartment in Rome. The Loft 78 project consists in the renovation of 40 square meters apartment,? Continue reading
15-11-2016 21:55 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

How to Build an Off Grid Log Cabin: For FREE!

13-10-2017 22:17 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

atelier pierre louis gerlier transforms garage into a modern candy-colored apartment

atelier pierre louis gerlier injected soft colors and geometric shapes that turn the small space into a clean and airy residence.  The post atelier pierre louis gerlier transforms garage into a modern candy-colored apartment appeared first on...
20-12-2019 21:59 - ( Architecture )


Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Ancestry / Rapt Studio

Every single one of us is a living, breathing collection of data. Ancestry can take that data ? any kind of data, really ? and translate it into stories of human connection. The story of Ancestry itself is a tale of family, genealogy, migration, and...
24-10-2016 21:43 - ( Architecture )
Mid-century modern remodel in California with a central courtyard

Australian architects in historic global Net Zero 2030 push

By joining the business world?s biggest ever collective push for climate action 20 years ahead of the Paris agreement, ClarkeHopkinsClarke and WOWOWA are making their public pledge alongside global brands including Patagonia, Intrepid Travel, The...
19-12-2019 21:54 - ( Architecture )
-------------------------------------