1st 2nd & 3rd of November I attended the Cheltenham Design Festival. There were plenty of great discussions and talkers/ representatives. I took many notes and explored the ways a designer sees the world, the structures they use to think about designing the future of products, AI, Technology, Retail, shopping and architectural design, living conditions etc etc. There was plenty of discussion independently creating your portfolio and projects, how to come about more ways of seeing and creating, through materials, software, tools etc.
The main discussion of the event was "What is the role of a designer now?" "Think of the designer as a Conductor, in charge of the process of designing the song visually, reinventing new ways of interacting, new ways of seeing and playing with the world".
My notes went everywhere and my mindset has been reinforced after these talks, My aim as a photographer is to be represented by an agency such as Magnum Photos, to be bale to work with the best framers, book and print editors, the best researchers, and well respected artists, in a social documentary context.