Today we participated in a manifesto making workshop. The process was:
1. Split into groups of 5 with people from other programs (i.e. not from Design Education)
2. come up with a “design” manifesto
3. present this to the rest of the group
4. go back to the manifesto, make it less general, and make slogans
The aim of the session was to start a conversation across the MA Design program -about who we are and that we believe in. The session failed for our group because it turns out that across the design groups (education, innovation, critical practice, fashion, meta) we do not agree on a single “manifesto” and the only way we can agree is to make very general statements like “we will make the world a better place”.