Thursday, November 22, 2012

Start the Week: Art and Design with Antony Gormley and Ron Arad

On Radio 4 show 'Start the Week,' journalist Andrew Marr debates with industry experts how Britain trains the artists and designers of the future. Christopher Frayling, former Rector and Sarah Teasley, a current tutor at the Royal College of Art wax lyrical over the 175th anniversary of the art and design school. Their enthusiasm for the school's style of teaching is counteracted by the industrial designer Ron Arad, a former teacher who argues for a more comprehensive approach to teaching in art schools which does not distinguish between forms of art and design. Sculptor Anthony Gormley, best known for his 'Angel of the North' and 'Another Place' projects discusses the evolving role of sculpture in a 42 minute examination of whether good design as taught in art schools can benefit the economy.