Creative and Cultural Forum: London Design Map

6 October 2009

KnowledgeLondon invited colleagues with a particular interest in knowledge transfer activities in the Creative and Cultural sector to attend a one-day Creative and Cultural Discussion Forum at the London School of Speech and Drama.

Delegates heard about good practice in creative consultancy, IP and early stage funding for creative and cultural enterprises. Delegates were also invited to discuss the sustainability of creative enterprise in the current economic downturn.

The afternoon was devoted to developing a practical understanding of the London Design Map, an online search tool that allows businesses and potential students to plot a shortcut to the right design knowledge and resources in the capital. As part of this session, delegates got an opportunity to join the debate on the nature of Industry–Design School collaborations, the challenges from emerging economies and the world economy, and the design profession’s evolving role and skills requirements.