Stacie Woolsey to speak at Dezeen Day

Stacie Woolsey to speak about transforming design education at Dezeen Day

Designer Stacie Woolsey will speak about making design education "less elitist" at Dezeen Day on 30 October.

The British design Woolsey recently created her own masters course after not being able to afford to study one herself due to the high fees.

She will discuss her ideas for making postgraduate design education more accessible.

"We need to make education less elitist and create practical solutions that are not restricted by income, location or background," the designer said.

To achieve her self-initiated masters degree, the Kingston University graduate asked four designers to set her design briefs to complete in her own time. She exhibited the results in a show at Somerset House in London, earlier this year, called Make Your Own Masters.

Stacie Woolsey to speak at Dezeen Day
Stacie Woolsey has joined the list of speakers for Dezeen Day

At Dezeen Day, Woolsey will speak about how others can follow her model of self-directed study and take their design education into their own hands

She will discuss how to transform design education with fellow panelists Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher, activist and educator Neil Pinder and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture Harriet Harriss.

Dezeen Day is an international architecture, interiors and design conference, which will take place at the BFI Southbank in London on 30 October. It will focus on key topics including future cities, the circular economy and entrepreneurialism in design.

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The illustration is by Rima Sabina Aouf.