1st Edition

Design Education in the Anthropocene

Edited By Paul A. Rodgers Copyright 2024
    174 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume examines emerging practice and research in design education rooted in the context of significant global issues.

    A diverse set of international contributors present novel design education research that seeks to make significant social, economic, cultural and environmental change. Topics covered include fashion, sustainability, creativity, social justice, museum education, climate change, environmentalism, and empathy. The chapters draw a link between current research practice and theory and future challenges for the field.

    The book will be of interest to scholars working in communication design, graphic design, design research, and information design.

    List of Contributors 



    Paul A. Rodgers  



    Dare to Intervene - Facilitating learning and caring in design education 

    Stephanie Carleklev 


    Chapter 2 

    Change by Design: Reinventing V&A Museum Learning for the 21st Century    

    Helen Charman 


    Chapter 3 

    Difference and Diversity - Mapping Relations Between Teaching Creative Practice and Education for Social Justice in Higher Education  

    Chi Roberts 


    Chapter 4 

    Designing the Future Workforce through STEAM Education  

    Laura Ferrarello & Sina Sareh 


    Chapter 5 

    The Fashion + Sustainability Paradox: Is Education a Way Forward? 

    Catherine Glover 


    Chapter 6 

    Using Empathy as a Teaching Methodology in Design Institutions with Reference to India 

    Arshiya Kapoor & Mathew Kurien 


    Chapter 7 

    New Sustainable Creative Didactics in a Design for Change Education 

    Thomas Østergaard 


    Chapter 8 

    Discourse. Designing a Fashion Practice Research Methodology 

    Susan Postlethwaite 


    Chapter 9 

    The Role of Visual Communication Design in Developing Strategies for Effective Environmental Campaigns 

    Tyhe Reading & Mark Roxburgh  


    Chapter 10 

    Ego to Eco: Changing Perspectives on Nature and the Environment within Design Education 

    Joanna Rucklidge & Elizabeth Freeman  


    Chapter 11 

    The Social Designer: Pedagogy, Education and Practice 

    Dina Shahar & Jonathan Ventura# 




    Paul A. Rodgers is Professor of Design at the University of Strathclyde, Department of Design Manufacturing & Engineering Management and was the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Design Leadership Fellow (2017 - 2021).