THE SCHOOL OF Critical Design
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Applied Speculative Design

We are an experimental design school dedicated to the application of emerging methods to innovation, design and strategy.
Our professional and academic courses offer new ways for individuals and organisations to meet the critical challenges facing our planet, people and businesses now, and the for next 1000 years.

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Interested in bringing speculative design or semiotics for innovation into your organization?

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We can run any of our courses or lectures for your organization or in-house teams.

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We develop custom topic and futures explorations for your organization.

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Speculative Design Masterclass
Nov 7, 8, 9 _ 2022

£ 1,000 GBP

3 live virtual sessions, 3 hrs each

New Kind of Design
Mar 21, 22, 23 _ 2022

£ 1,000 GBP

3 Virtual Session, 3hrs each

Design Meditation
June / July _ 2022

£ 2,500 GBP

10 live virutal sessions, 2.5 hrs each


New ways into complexity

We explore and help you apply new kinds of thinking and approach to create meaningful impact in the world.

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Caps Lock: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design, and How to Escape from It
CAPS LOCK uses clear language and visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked. By sharing examples of radical design practices that challenge the supremacy of the market, it hopes to inspire a different kind of graphic design.
January 21, 2022
The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
The Dawn of Everything aims to fundamentally transform our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society.
January 21, 2022
Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos
‘Deep adaptation’ refers to the personal and collective changes that might help us to prepare for – and live with – a climate-influenced breakdown or collapse of our societies. It is a framework for responding to the terrifying realization of increasing disruption by committing ourselves to reducing suffering while saving more of society and the natural world.
August 25, 2021