The DRS AGM and Symposium 2018

15 Jan 2019
10:30am - 4:30pm GMT
Event Details

The DRS AGM and Symposium 2018 will be held on Tuesday 15 January 2018 in Ormond Building, All Saints Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University.

The schedule for the day is:

  • 10:30 am - Annual General Meeting 2018
  • 12:30 am - Lunch
  • 1:30 pm - Symposium: The Next Steps...
  • 4:30 pm - Close

All DRS members are invited to attend both the AGM and Symposium. See the tabs above for further details of the event.

Details of remote attendance will be made available in due course.

To register for the event click the Attending button at the top of this page (login required).

The DRS Annual General Meeting will be held at 10:30.

The Agenda for the Meeting is:

  1. Council Chair’s report
  2. Hon. Secretary's Report
  3. Hon. Treasurer's Report
  4. Council Officer Reports:
    • a. Membership report
    • b. Communications report
    • c. Events report
    • e. Special Interests Group Report
  5. Proposed Governance Restructure
  6. Any Other Business
  7. DRS Council (closed meeting)

The AGM is open to DRS members only.Details of remote attendance will be made available in due course.

Further details of the proposed changes to the DRS governance can be found here.

All Council officer reports will be made available on the DRS AGM Page prior to the AGM.

The AGM will be followed by Lunch (12:30 pm - 1:30 pm).

Design research is constantly evolving and adapting to the increasingly complex world we live in. But is evolution enough or do we need a design research revolution? And what opportunities would a design research revolution afford?

What are the next steps for design research…

Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University are pleased to host The Next Steps… Symposium to complement the Design Research Society’s Annual General Meeting.

The Next Steps… will be of interest to design researchers who wish to question the norm, probe the now and embrace the new. The Symposium will include provocative presentations from design researchers while also providing opportunity for a lively discussion of emerging design research debates chaired by Professor Rachel Cooper OBE, President of the Design Research Society.

Speakers will include:

  • Philip Cash, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
  • Paul Coulton, Professor of Speculative and Game Design, Lancaster University
  • Tash Willcocks, Director of Masters Europe, Hyper Island
  • Martyn Evans, Professor of Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

15 Jan 2019
10:30am - 4:30pm GMT

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