Elephant and Castle
London, England SE1 6SB

What's on: The State of Design Criticism Today: A new series of seminars focusing on writers and critics who have informed how we think about the world around us 

"Our guest speaker Stephen Bayley  (architecture and design critic for The Observer) presents a 30-minute talk on the series theme as a prompt for discussion/debate. The discussion will be opened up to a table consisting of students recently accepted onto our MA in Design Writing Critcism, prospective candidates, members of staff and invited design professionals. 

This informal and discursive debate will provide participants with an insight into the themes explored as part of the MA Design Writing Criticism course.

More about out guest speaker: Stephen Bayley was once described as 'the second most intelligent man in Britain’. This is controversial and very possibly untrue, but what is indisputable is that - as the author of more than eight books, nearly thirty exhibition catalogues, countless articles and broadcasts - he is one of the world's best known commentators on modern culture.

In 1989 Bayley was made a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's top artistic honour, by the French Minister of Culture. In 1995 he was Periodical Publishers’ Association Columnist of the Year.  He also won a quarter of the awards for journalism won by British GQ. His latest book is A Dictionary of Idiocy (2003), published by Gibson Square Books."

Booking: Places are 'Free' but advance booking is essential as there are limited places. Places will be offered on first come first serve basis. Please go to the open days online booking form and select 'School of Graphic Design + Foundation Studies' and then '24 June 6pm - The State of Design Criticism Today'

Official Website: http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/designcriticismtoday.htm

Added by nico_macdonald on June 1, 2008