Designed for Life - series of podcasts

Published 19th August 2020

Out Now and already searchable on all major podcast platforms.

A new series of podcasts, searchable under the banner of Designed for Life. A series of stories, chats and casual conversations with inspiring and groundbreaking creative people brought to you by the Design and Technology Association in association with The Edge Foundation. They discuss their lives, what they are trying to achieve and the fantastic and creative things they are doing with technology. It’s not all about success, it’s also what they have learned from failure.

Some of the clips from the podcasts will be directly usable in the classroom for students. The series of podcasts’ aim is to bring the worlds of education and industry closer together, an initiative that the D&T Association is currently working very hard to achieve.

Hopefully these podcasts will inform, entertain and inspire you over the coming weeks as they are released, and you will subscribe to ‘Designed for Life’.

Podcasts now Live

Jay Blades - Designer and presenter of the BBC's The Repair Shop

Michael Omotosho - Industrial Designer


Coming soon:

We have a number of exciting, and inspirational guests lined up in this series, including:

Brian Oppenheim - We meet Brian Oppenheim one of Her Majesties lead inspectors, a former teacher and head of design and technology and currently an experienced lead inspector with responsibility for the subject. 

Dids Macdonald and Anne Sampson - We talk with Dids Macdonald OBE Co-founder and Chief Executive of ACID (Anti-copying in Design). At the time of recording, Dids was also Master of The Furniture Makers Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furniture industry. We were joined in the conversation by Anne Sampson, who was the outgoing Educational Events and Campaigns Manager. 

Look out in the news section for these podcasts, to be released soon.


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