MA workshops with Professor John Wood

Emeritus Professor John Wood recently held two talks/workshops for MA in Design: Expanded Practice students. The complete talks are now available to watch online:

June 15th: “Which Came First – Designing or Writing?”

Why, as designers, might we want (or need) to write things down? This workshop challenged some assumptions about the tradition, nature and purpose of academic writing. It used images and texts in a way that helps balance a sense of curiosity with the need to communicate clearly.

June 29th: “A Minimum Grammar For Design Thinking”

This workshop developed some of the ideas offered in John’s last session. It briefly sketched out a strategic and comprehensive method (developed at Goldsmiths) to help balance the designer/author’s aims and responsibilities with the full implications of their chosen topic.