Design and Economics is a programme of activities pulling together various threads around how design and economics connect, conflict, and shape each other.

The first Design and Economics Unconference took place online from 8-22 April 2021.

A space where Design and Economics meet

Driven by the postgraduate programme at Ravensbourne University’s new Institute for Creativity and Technology, the first Design and Economics unconference is a collaborative initiative to build momentum and coherence around emergent ideas and conversations.

At its heart lies the essential belief that human ingenuity and adaptability – our ability to design solutions to the problems we are facing – can best be addressed by bringing people together, crossing specialisms and tearing up the rule book of conventional thinking. This calls for new narratives around social imaginaries and how these can shape the public sphere, economic development, the emergence of new services and new modes of interaction.