Deep Time: Design for Now and for the Seventh Generation

Curated by Nick Compton and Design District
Thursday 23 Sep 6:30pm—7:30pm
Bureau D1, Design District, 13 Soames Walk London, SE10 0AX


Sustainability is an urgent problem, and sustainable design needs to offer quick fixes while simultaneously thinking seven generations ahead. How might you hold these two ideas in your head at the same time?


About Yosuke Ushigome
Yosuke Ushigome is a London-based creative technologist and a Director at Takram, a design innovation practice based in Tokyo, London and New York. Ushigome designs for better-informed decision-making on our future and his recent projects focus on the interplay between people, technology and the planet, including Hitachi’s Transitions to Sustainable Futures research project.

About Leanne Elliot-Young Leanne Elliott-Young is the co-founder and CEO of The Institute of Digital Fashion (IoDF), a new-era institute that aims to reframe the system, take digital to new realms, and lead the industry towards an inclusive and sustainable fashion future. @institute_digital_fashion @leaneelliottyoung

About Paul Austin Paul Austin is director and founding partner of Made Thought, a London design studio that helps brands harness the power of progressive design to change behaviour.


About Paul Sternberg Paul Sternberg is Director of Design Innovation and Principal Research Fellow at Ravensbourne University London.


Nick Compton
Nick Compton is a contributing editor and former features director at Wallpaper* magazine where he helped develop the Re-Made initiative, a series of collaborations between creatives and manufacturers aiming to reduce exploitation of people and resources. Compton writes about art, architecture, design and fashion. He is also co-founder of creative agency Bureau BCM.

Design District Creates

The latest addition to London’s autumn cultural calendar, Design District Creates is a multidisciplinary celebration of the creative sector, taking place in its new dedicated creative hub on Greenwich Peninsula. From 15 September to 17 October, everyone is invited to explore Design District, with scheduled architecture tours led by Open City, pop-up events, food and drink, and art and design exhibitions including Art Block, in collaboration with NOW Gallery. Following the official opening event on 15 September, Design District will host an eye-opening programme of conversations about design, fashion, craft and innovation, featuring leading voices from across the creative industries in the brand new members club Bureau.