Restore: Material Mapping
Restore: Material Mapping attempts to make visible some of the journeys of the materials used in Design Researchers in Residence: Restore.
Author: Leyla Salih
The Museum as a Catalyst
Museums are changing. They can be catalysts, proactively supporting a just and sustainable future.
Author: Justin McGuirk
‘They transformed in front of us’
The Design Exchange Partnerships are fifteen AHRC-funded research projects integral to the Future Observatory programme. Each funded project brings researchers into collaboration with non-academic
Apply now: Low Carbon Housing
Future Observatory is recruiting a Research Lead to deliver a research project, Low Carbon Housing: How a museum can help drive sustainable mass housing in the UK, funded by the Arts and Humanities
Open Call: Islands
THE OPEN CALL HAS NOW CLOSED Design Researchers in Residence is Future Observatory’s programme for design researchers hosted at the Design Museum. The residency supports thinkers at the start of their
Design the Green Transition
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and the Design Museum in London, today launch a multi-million-pound fund bringing UK researchers,
Showing Your Process
Ahead of the opening of the exhibition Design Researchers in Residence: Restore at the Design Museum, we're sharing a preview of the accompanying exhibition catalogue.
‘One of the key ways to reduce e-waste is to extend a product’s lifespan by finding a new use for it’
Through their partnership with the UAL Creative Computing institute, Power to Connect is working to close the digital gap by offering a safe method for computer re-use.
‘The lakes, rivers and estuaries in the UK are not in good health’
Samuel Iliffe is one of four Researchers in Residence currently based at the Design Museum. His research is deeply embedded in the water systems of the UK and, in particular, concerned with Phosphorus
What is a design ecosystem?
The Design Ecosystem Fellowships are Future Observatory-funded awards for up to six researchers to map transformative design ecosystems in the UK. The call for researchers is here and the deadline for
A gathering of Design Exchange Partnerships
Last Friday, we welcomed representatives of Future Observatory’s Design Exchange Partnerships programme to the Design Museum.
Climate Clock installed at the Design Museum
First seen trawling the streets of Glasgow alongside protestors at COP26, the Climate Clock is making its Design Museum debut with Future Observatory.
Questions of Scale: Reflecting on our first symposium
“The first question any design researcher with an innovative idea encounters is, how do you scale that up?”
Open call: Design Ecosystem Fellowships
Future Observatory has today launched its first open call for researchers to apply for our Design Ecosystem Fellowships programme.