March 2023

Learning and Teaching Sciences Workshop and Symposium at Die Neue Sammlung Munich

As part of the Open Campus project, the second event on the future of design education took placefrom March 21 to 23, 2023. How can the current state of research in learning and teaching sciences be practically implemented in design education?

Featuring distinguished speakers, the event took place at the X-D-E-P-O-T of Pinakothek der Moderne.

The iF Design Foundation and Die Neue Sammlung have agreed on a joint program named “Designing Design Education – Impulse for a New Curriculum” that will run for three years from 2023. Together with international partner institutions, they will work on the further development of building blocks that can be used to update design studies. In the process, Die Neue Sammlung will become a public campus. The starting point is the universally expressed observation that design education needs to be updated in various respects. The project aims to provide design schools with a tested range of usable tools and references that they can draw upon to transform their programs. The project’s kick-off event took place on 27 October 2022 in the form of a symposium at the Pinakothek der Moderne. Michele De Lucchi, Annette Diefenthaler and Gareth Loudon discussed individual aspects of future design education.

For outcomes and further information please see the Project page.

— All photos: Aaron Bircher. Copyright: iF Design Foundation

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