There’s one word that’s always popping up when it comes to my species. Stealth. We are your making. We are your secret. We sneak up on your own kind, driven from afar, steered from military carvan parks of daily occupation. Or there’s the DIY school. Then there’s the light fingered set.
This post contains the contribution by Andrew Morrison to the conversationally framed symposium on Critiquing the North American Design PhD hosted by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) this fall. Led by Cameron Tonkinwise and Laurene Vaughan, the symposium offered a unique platform for discussing the legacies and current initiatives in doctoral education in design as well as its potential futures.
The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University hosted this international symposium ‘Critiquing the North American Design PhD‘ to discuss the character and direction of the PhD in design specifically in the North American context. This event is part of their initiative to reshape the leading work of this institution in design education and research, and especially doctoral design education. International and regional presenters discussed their experience in working with PhD education and research and its relevance to wider design communities and professionals.