Spurred by concerns of sustainability, designers have been redefining design. New theories and ways of working have been emerging internationally over the past few years. Professor Anne Chick will discuss these important emerging territories of design and how they address larger societal challenges.

Chick, after 10 years in design practice, became an academic to focus upon in the 'Design for Sustainability' agenda. She is author of numerous journal papers, book chapters and two books; The Graphic Designer's Greenbook (1992), and Design for Sustainable Change (2011). She was also an expert advisor to the Design Museum for their Sustainable Futures travelling exhibition (2010).

She is currently Professor of Design and Senior Academic at the University of Lincoln (UK) as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. In 2009, Design Week magazine identified Chick as one of the most influential advocates of sustainable design in Europe.

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