Fitness For What Purpose?

Fitness For What Purpose?

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Fitness For What Purpose? is a must-have for everyone interested in design education.


Celebrating forty years of the Sir Misha Black Medal and Awards – the world’s only major awards recognising and promoting excellence in design education – Fitness offers a treasure trove of thoughtful essays by some of the world’s leading design educators, some reproducing their previously unpublished award acceptance lectures, some with entirely new contributions.


The International Scene is surveyed by figures including Ashoke Chatterjee of India, Chile’s Santiago Aránguiz Sánchez, and the late great Ettore Sottsass of Italy.


Rarely seen material by Misha Black himself sits alongside contributions by educators including Michael Twyman, David Crow and Christopher Frayling on the state and practice of Design Education today.


The Future is discussed by Rachel Cooper, Anthony Dunne and Lorraine Gamman among others.


This book offers not only a record of the finest teachers and institutions in design education over the past four decades, but a unique insight into the place of design education in the world of today and tomorrow.

Edited by Mary V Mullin and Christopher Frayling
Designed by Malcolm Garrett RDI

Published by Design Manchester and Eyewear Publishing