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07 May 2020

#DesignTogether - 7 May

#DesignTogether #8

As lockdown days roll into one, welcome to the 8th #DesignTogether newsletter - coming to you one day earlier than usual due to tomorrow's VE day. 

As always, we aim to share a variety of design-related content and highlight #DesignTogether submissions from across the industry. This week delivers a series of exciting talks including Stella McCartney in conversation with Sir David Adjaye plus a range of useful tips on how to be happy in isolation. 

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Stella McCartney and Sir David Adjaye

Stella McCartney in conversation with Sir David Adjaye

As part of Design Museum's continued #DesignDispatches series, next week features pioneering British designers Stella McCartney and Sir David Adjaye. Join them on Wednesday 13 May 2020 as they talk all things fashion and architecture.

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Design Emergency

Design Emergency in conversation with Michael Murphy

Design Emergency explores design’s role in the Covid-19 crisis. Founded by Paola Antonelli, design curator of MoMA, and design critic Alice Rawsthorn their first event takes place today and features one of the world’s leading humanitarian designers - Michael Murphy. 

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Happy by design

How home design can impact our mental health

Simple changes to the design of our homes can have a very real impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Ben Channon, author of Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Mental Wellbeing delves deep into the topic to share a range of hints and tips.

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How to be happy in isolation

Creativeboom have taken the time to delve into wisdom from those who are familiar with isolation. Aside from using technology to stay connected to family and friends the following expert advice will offer some additional comfort and support.

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#DesignTogether community

This week we highlight #DesignTogether submissions from CDW partners Actiu and Friends&Co who explore what professionals are learning from the current situation as well as their thoughts on how the industry might recover.

Actiu #BackForGood

Actiu #BackForGood interviews

Actiu's #backforgood campaign asked professionals from several sectors what they are learning from the current situation and how they will use this when back in the office.

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Lockdown Landscape from New York

Friends&Co caught up with Nicole Meier, Director of Branding, Ultrafabrics to find out what she's up to during lockdown & how she thinks the design sector might pivot post Covid-19. 

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