Activist and educator Neil Pinder, who was named Teacher of the Year for his work at a south London secondary school, will speak about design education at Dezeen Day.
Pinder will be part of a discussion exploring how to make architecture and design education more relevant and inclusive.
Taking place in London on 30 October, Dezeen Day is an international conference that aims to set the agenda for architecture and design.
Pinder has worked at inner-city schools for over 25 years, and is currently head of product design at Graveney School in South London.
Here he successfully introduced architecture to the curriculum, inspiring many pupils to take an interest in design subjects. He is credited with inspiring a new generation of designers from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) families and working-class backgrounds.
He has received national recognition for his work, including the prestigious Teacher of the Year award.
Pinder is the subject of Architecture for All, a film produced by The Architecture Foundation that explores issues of access to the creative industries.
Joining Pinder in the discussion at Dezeen Day are Patrik Schumacher, principal at Zaha Hadid Architects; Harriet Harriss, dean of the Pratt Institute's School of Architecture; and Stacie Wolsie, a design graduate who set up her own masters course after being shocked at the cost of established courses.
Dezeen Day takes place at BFI Southbank, on the bank of the Thames in central London, on Wednesday 30 October.
The conference will address key topics including future cities, the circular economy and running a successful design business.
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