People and Planet over profit - London Design festival

19 Sep 2019

The team at the RB12 design space and showroom are thrilled to be involved in the London Design Festival for the second year running. As part of the Shoreditch design triangle, join them for a lively panel discussion on the subject of 'Ethical Design'.

More and more over the years, we have seen designers become far more conscious of waste production and the impact of their work on the environment, communities and ecosystems. Especially with the likes of David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg making huge movements with their environmental activism. We want to explore how creatives are now transforming into their own type of activist, by making a stand against contributing to issues such as climate change, animal cruelty and poor ethical production through social enterprising and working closely with local communities.

The panel will consist of industry experts, designers and artist including; Sara Riaz Khan, world-renowned artist and author; Sharon Shi, owner of ethical rug and home accessories supplier Chaccra; Chrissa Amuah, textile product designer for AMWA; Amanda Mantville from Armadillo & Co and interior designer, Ella Fathi from Maris Interiors, all of which prioritise sustainability and ethics in their varying businesses. Together they will delve into how cultural appropriation can be avoided and how design can bring about cultural appreciation as well as community empowerment. They will also explore what role ethics plays in the design process with the aim to inspire the audience to think about recyclability, accountability and avoiding wasteful materials and processes in design.

Link to London Design Festial page here.