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CSAD Future Generations Conference 2016



​Ch​ris Glynn 'Primordial Features' (Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Meifod 2015). 

Over 300 Cardiff Metropolitan University students are set to be involved in a two-day conference exploring art and design’s vital role in culture, environment, economy and social justice.

First year students at Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) will take part in discussions and workshops at the conference entitled Future Generations on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 January at the school’s Llandaff campus.

The event invites artists and designers of the future to engage with the themes and intentions of the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015, raising questions about creative education and creating opportunities for students to work collaboratively in the future.

Senior Lecturer in Illustration at Cardiff Met, Chris Glynn, said: “As a University, we’re very much looking forward to the upcoming conference.

“It’s great that the students get to be at the forefront of a very current debate and explore the changing landscape of art and design, in Wales and internationally.

Topics on day one range from ‘Where do humans begin and end?’ to ‘Living seas’, ‘Designing democracy’ and ‘Future currencies’, while day two features practical workshops exploring these themes and the challenges and delights of collaboration.

Keynote speaker, brand developer and co-founder of ‘The Do Lectures’ David Hieatt will also join a panel discussion debating the future of art and design in Wales.

To take part in these discussions contact Chris Glynn on cglynn@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For further information on the event, please contact cdennis@cardiffmet.ac.uk  ​