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The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.

The Museum regularly hosts a number of fascinating and informative talks and presentations.

Below we have listed  the June 2015 schedule. To book your tickets by calling 020 7940 8783 , by emailing tickets@designmuseum.org or by visiting  Ticketweb. You can find out more about the Design Museum by visiting designmuseum.org.

LIFE ON FOOT: FASHION HERITAGE WALKING TOUR

SATURDAY 6 JUNE, 11.15AM
ADULTS £25 / STUDENTS £18 / MEMBERS £21
Camper’s use of leather as a primary material is very well known. This fashion heritage walk will explore the history and heritage of London’s oldest leather making district mapping a journey from Bermondsey Street to Shad Thames. Designed to coincide with Life on Foot: Camper at the Design Museum and Rayne Shoes for Stars at the Fashion and Textile Museum, visitors receive free entry to both exhibitions. Duration 1 hour.

NINE LIVES TANK TALK

SUNDAY 7 JUNE + SUNDAY 14 JUNE, 2PM
FREE DROP-IN SESSION
The Nine Lives installation in the Design Museum Tank tells the story of the design and occupation of nine workspaces each of which has been designed by an emerging Irish architect. These free drop-in talks and activities give insights into the installation and the social lives of contemporary Ireland, lives lived with, and among, architecture and design. These talks will be led by Nine Lives curator Emmett Scanlon (7 June) and photographer Noel Bowler (14 June). Nine Lives is part of the London Festival of Architecture.

THE ARRANGEMENT OF FURNITURE IN A MUSEUM: BSL TOUR

SUNDAY 7 JUNE, 3PM

FREE, BOOKING ESSENTIAL
For each exhibition the Design Museum provides a British Sign Language Tour for deaf and hard of hearing visitors. These tours, given in BSL by a native speaker, offer an opportunity to explore the Design Museum’s wide ranging temporary exhibition programme. In June, the museum offers a BSL tour of the SCP exhibition, The Arrangement of Furniture in a Museum.

TRAVELLING INTO THE FUTURE: WORK IN PROGRESS

TUESDAY 9 JUNE, 7PM
ADULTS £14 / STUDENTS £10.50 / MEMBERS £7.50
This panel discussion uses the theme of ‘Work in Progress’ to examine travel and London’s transport systems, taking in cycle superhighways, Crossrail, telecommuting, speed and mobility amongst other aspects of urban travel. The evening brings together Tim Fendley, who has revolutionised the navigation of the city through Legible London, and Sam Pearce, who hopes to radically alter cycling through his Loopwheel design. They will be joined by Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic, in a session chaired by Alastair Donald, a researcher on mobility and space and the British Council’s Project Director for the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. Tickets include entry to the Designs of the Year exhibition before the talk begins.

KENSINGTON ARCHITECTURE: POWER AND WEALTH WALK

FRIDAY 19 JUNE. 10.30AM AND 2.30PM
£25, DETAILS AND TICKETS VIA KENSINGTON PALACE
From its beginnings as an Anglo-Saxon manor plot granted by William the Conqueror to one of his inner circle, to the creation of the new Design Museum in Holland Park, Kensington has long been associated with style, glamour and displays of wealth. To coincide with Life on Foot: Camper at the Design Museum, this walking tour will explore the design of Kensington Palace, the new Design Museum and neighbouring buildings. Duration two hours.

NINE LIVES SUNDAY SKETCH

SUNDAY 21 JUNE
FREE DROP-IN SESSION
An expert tutor leads a range of drawing activities focused around the Nine Lives Tank installation, part of the London Festival of Architecture. All abilities welcome. The Sunday Sketch starts at 2pm. The sessions are free with a museum ticket and the group meets 10 minutes before the session is due to begin.

MAGAZINES, JOURNALISTS, GRAPHICS: A SHORT COURSE

TUESDAY 23 JUNE, 10.30AM – 2PM
ADULTS £30 / STUDENTS £20 / MEMBERS £15
With the digital publishing revolution well underway, what is the landscape like for design journalism and the designers behind it? This short course maps out the changing trends, covering the independent press through to this year’s Designs of the Year exemplars.

CREATE AND MAKE: DIY GAMER ANIMATION

SUNDAY 28 JUNE, 1– 4PM
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY
Led by Designs of the Year nominee’s Technology Will Save Us, tinker with DIY Animation Kits to create your own moving image, combining traditional flicker books techniques with digital technology. Suitable for children aged 5–11. Drop in session — no bookings taken.

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