Design Museum and PUMA announce the fourth Annual PUMA Sustainable Design Lecture at the Design Museum London. Taking place on 8 November 2013, this year’s lecture series, which was created with the aim of building dialogue around creative solutions for environmental and social topics, will feature renowned cultural and design commentator John Thackara.

Thackara will investigate how communication design can be an active force changing attitudes and behaviours towards a more sustainable future. He will also look at the role communication design plays in making sustainable design a compelling and urgent consideration for designers, manufacturers and consumers.

With a Twitter account of over 800,000 followers, questions on the topic will be invited by the museum using the tag #PumaSustainableLecture. Thackara will respond to a selection of questions, and a ‘listener in residence’ will tweet live commentary from the event.

“This year’s PUMA Sustainable Lecture with John Thackara continues the debate set by our previous speakers to explore new design practices and approaches that will shape the way we live,” says Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum.

Launched in 2010, the annual Sustainable Design Lecture creates ongoing platforms for dialogue and engagement with the most cutting-edge influencers, examining the topic of environmental and social impacts and solutions for a more sustainable future. It features the most significant thinkers from the fields of design, technology and science who are devoted to examining the interplay between society and the environment to contribute to a more sustainable tomorrow. Previous speakers were Yves Béhar in 2010 followed by Alejandro Aravena in 2011 and Paul Priestman in 2012.

“The Annual PUMA Sustainability Lecture is a great example of PUMA catalysing positive change faster with engaging and challenging content. John’s unique take will inform and inspire us, our industry and the world towards a more sustainable future,” says Justin DeKoszmovszky, Global Sustainability Strategy Manager, PUMA.

Tickets can be booked through Ticketweb.

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