Dr Khonsari one of the first guests on the Design for Planet Fellowship podcast.
Date: 16 January 2023
Dr. Torange Khonsari has been featured as a guest on a new podcast series from the Design Council.
The Planet Fellowship Podcast aims to help listeners discover thought-provoking conversations which bring together the collective intelligence of their Fellows. Torange joined host Alisha Morenike Fisher and Sarah Drinkwater, Leader for the responsible technology team at Omidyar Network to discuss culture shifts and change.
Torange is co-founder and Director of the urbanism, public art and architecture practice, Public Works since 2004. An interdisciplinary practice working on the threshold of participatory and performative art, architecture, anthropology and politics. Her projects directly impact public space, working with local organisations, communities, government bodies and stakeholders. Torange wrote and is course leader of Design for Cultural Commons – MA at London Met's School of Art, Architecture and Design. She has taught at international universities such as UMA School of Architecture in Sweden, she is the unit leader at the Royal College of Art in London and a visiting professor at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Torange recently delivered a TEDx talk on harnessing the power of civic commons and is also on the Mayor of London’s Specialist Assistance Team for community engagement in regeneration.
The Design Council was created in 1944 by Winston Churchill’s wartime government to tackle the biggest challenge of the time, the post-war economic recovery. Their founding mission was “to promote by all practicable means the improvement of design in the products of British industry”. Over the following decades, the Design Council became the national strategic advisor for design.