Learning Events Auditorium & Live-streamed

Design Luminaries Talk Series

Join us for a series of talks with artists and designers coming soon at the museum and broadcasted live to universities around the UK.

What to expect

Join us for a series of conversations with eminent and inspirational designers and makers, live-streamed to partner Higher Education Institutes across the UK.

Who you will meet across the 3 day-event:

Yinka Ilori is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose visual language draws on his British Nigerian heritage to convey narratives through contemporary design. His work is underpinned by the belief that art and design should be accessible to all. Ilori’s projects demonstrate how design can bring together communities and have a positive impact on society.

A Practice for Everyday Life (APFEL), is a London-based graphic design studio founded by Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas, working across art direction, exhibitions, publications and digital design. The studio has established its international recognition, celebrating the collaborative work with like-minded art institutions and individuals including the Design Museum, Barbican, V&A and the 59th Venice Biennale 2022.

Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker, futurist and Director of Superflux, a studio for Speculative Design and Experiential Futures she co-founded with Jon Ardern to address urgent challenges and propose positive changes. Jain has led numerous multidisciplinary teams to imagine and build plural futures, enable regenerative innovation and democratise emerging technologies. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts London in 2022, she also serves as a Professor in Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Priya Khanchandani is a writer, curator and commentator based in London. She is the Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum and a Trustee of the Hepworth Wakefield. She has worked across arts institutions and design journalism for the past decade, following degrees from Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art and an earlier career as a lawyer.

The programme

Design Luminaries: Yinka Ilori in conversation

Join London-based artist/designer Yinka Ilori in conversation with the Design Museum Head of Curatorial, Priya Khanchandani.

Design Luminaries: A Practice for Everyday Life in conversation

Join us for an evening with graphic design studio A Practice for Everyday Life as they talk about their two decades of championing design.

Design Luminaries: Superflux in conversation

Join Co-Founder and Creative Director of Superflux, Anab Jain on imagining alternative worlds through speculative design.

Booking information

Adult: £10
Student/Concession: £9
Members: £8

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

Join us exclusively in person from the Design Museum’s Auditorium, or if you are a Higher Education Institution, this talk can be live-streamed free to a student audience on campus, supported by our Emerging Designer Access Fund.

A limited number of free tickets are available through our Emerging Designers Access Scheme. If you are an emerging designer and facing financial barriers to attend, please register here.

Design Luminaries graphics by George Dutton.