Crash Course at V&A
Crash Course is a series of workshops designed to teach individuals specific skills outside of conventional mainstream education. Learn to fall and be prepared for a possible failure, learn the variations of a smile or be taught how to draw perfect circles and build up a memory for certain movements. Each workshop is designed to allow the audience a glimpse of alternative methodologies through participating in project experiments and aims to provoke discussion about the potential use of these learned skills.
What unites the group of designers organizing the workshop series is the strong engagement with the public to develop their ideas, which are a cross section of the social, political and cultural. Whether you train your voice to deliver a message or learn to walk like another individual every workshop explores a particular subject in a wider framework.
Functioning as research tools each course is focused around training and introduces its students to elements of society that question existing social norms and systems. The group of designers are using design as a method to address an additional curriculum of training to open up a discussion of what education can be and how it will be shaped in the future.