TYPO London 2012 will take at the Logan Hall of the Institute of Education on October 19 and 20. The theme for this year's conference is "Social." The conference will provide a unique opportunity to investigate the myriad ways in which designers can function socially.
"By 'functioning socially' we don't just mean in the socio-political sense," said Adrian Shaughnessy, Head of Programme.
"Thanks to huge changes in the nature of media, the act of designing, whether working for a global brand or designing a new eco-friendly typeface, has to embrace social responsibility and social awareness. The social implications of what we do and say can no longer be ignored. But there is no single path; there are many. Yet we can be sure of one thing: the socially minded designer is the designer best equipped to deal with the changes that we all face as a culture."
TYPO London 2012 will present a strong line-up of more than 40 international speakers, innovative designers, professors, marketing experts, scientists, artists, journalists and much more.
TYPO London is an annual international design conference following the successful imprint created by TYPO Berlin, which has been running as Europe's most successful design conference for sixteen years. About 1,000 visitors and around 70 journalists and bloggers from all around the world attended TYPO London 2011.