Without great new talent the creative industries would face a desperate future, particularly at a time of monumental social and economic change. Creativity is, after all, a driver to success and wellbeing and uncertain times can open up as many opportunities as they close.
That talent exists. But we need to identify and nurture it and let it fly. College is one route to design, but are there others? And what do emerging designers really need to face the challenges ahead, whatever their particular circumstances?
These are among the themes that were addressed at onedotzero’s cascade symposium during the onedotzero_adventures in motion 2011 festival.
Design activist Wayne Hemingway set the agenda in his keynote speech and the issues were debated by an eminent panel comprising forward-thinking tutors, seasoned practitioners and newer collectives and chaired by Lynda Relph-Knight, design writer and Consultant.
James Hilton – Co-founder, AKQA
Will Hudson - Director, It’s Nice That
Olwen Moseley – Cardiff University + Director, Cardiff Design Festival
Mark Bailey – Multidisciplinary Design Innovation, Northumbria University
Max Frommeld – Product Designer
Read Fiasco Design's write up on their blog