What designers do, and how they describe themselves, is important. By the 1990s, the graphic designer and the craft of design was being written out of the script.
Parents and teachers would be horrified to find political parties in schools pushing partisan agendas, but seem happy for environmental lobbyists to hand out leaflets, write lesson plans, and prepare coursework.
Architects have lost all contact with the very people – the public – that they fantasise about representing.
Third Party advisors are putting students and tutors in an invidious position, compelling both to recite the ‘acceptable’ narrative, rather than explore education openly.
The Design Council’s virtue-signalling provides a good illustration of the capture of craftsmanship by the fad for sustainable goals.
Design Declares and Architects Declare are the worst kind of manifesto, signalling their faux-virtue, commercialism, PR, and prejudice.
To claim freedoms we must use those freedoms with judgement, foresight, and awareness about the consequences of our actions for others.
The concept of academic freedom, long held to be the essence of a university education, is nowhere to be seen.
A cautionary tale, that reveals the defeatism, bordering on nihilism, that is prevalent in many European societies.
We all know about the infiltration of Stonewall into public organisations but who knew that media organisations had also been hijacked on environmental issues?