Angus Colvin, Lead Tutor of BA (Hons) Product & Industrial Design, spoke at PUSHKA Forum on the responsibility of designers to the international community.
The 20th International Biennial of Art will take place in the Portugal city of Cerveira from August 10 to September 23. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the organizers invited more than 400 artists, and also art-focused educational institutions, 21 schools in total, including the British Higher School of Art and Design.
On November 20, Lead Tutor of BA (Hons) Product & Industrial Design Angus Colvin delivered a speech at PUSHKA, the III International Industrial Design Innovations Forum.
Angus spoke about the responsibility of designers to the international community. Since every produced item passes through the hands of designers in one way or another, they need to learn to think not from the cradle to the grave, but from the cradle to the cradle, creating products that can solve the global social and environmental problems.
Vladimir Runge, iconic Russian and Soviet designer, was the honorable guest of PUSHKA Forum 2018. He commented on some stories on the creation of the famous “Zenith” cameras from the book by Olga Druzhinina Vladimir Runge: from "Horizon" to "Zenith", written with the participation of the Shvabe Holding.
The forum also featured Igor Soppa, Vice President for the Academic Affairs, Moscow Polytechnic University; Natalia Terekhova, Deputy Head of the Industrial Design Department, MSTU; and Sergey Smirnov, head of Smirnovdesign, member of the expert club of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, director of the Center for Research and Innovations of Stroganov Academy.