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Professor Daniel Charny

Professor of Design


'The role of making in our future lives' underpins my role as Professor of Design at KSA.

Recent projects include Power of Making (2011), The Maker Library Network (2014-2017), Future of Fixing (2014), Central Research Laboratory (2015), Design Maker User (2016) and the ongoing Fixperts and FixEd. Design education is a constant strand of my work including a period as full time Senior Tutor at RCA.

I've delivered courses, workshops, seminars and talks internationally including in China, Denmark, Spain, Turkey and Mexico. As expert advisor, I have participated in research projects including the Horizon2020 Caps MAKE-IT and Fabcity Global initiative. I'm a member of The Design Museum Curatorial Committee, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the V&A Museum and member of the VARI Advisory board.

I am continuing the development of Fixperts and new programme formats at FixEd, a think and do tank concerned with building creativity into our education system. 

Areas of specialism

  • Design
  • Design education
  • Curating contemporary design
  • Design Museums - content and interpretation
  • Maker movement
  • Maker spaces


  • MARCA (Industrial Design)
  • FHEA
  • BA (Industrial Design)

Professional membership

Fellow, Royal College of Art (FRCA)

Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Research Institute advisory board (VARI)

The Design Museum Curatorial Committee


Number of items: 9.


Charny, Daniel, ed. (2011) Power of making: the importance of being skilled. London, U.K. : V & A Publishing. 79p. ISBN 9781851776535

Book Section

Charny, Daniel (2011) Thinking of making. In: Charney, Daniel, (ed.) Power of making: the importance of being skilled. London, U.K. : V & A Publishing. pp. 7-10. ISBN 9781851776535

Conference or Workshop Item

Sudjic, Deyan, Pawson, John, Charny, Daniel and Black, Alice (2016) How to design a design museum. In: The Design Museum Opening Public Programme; 25 Nov 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Charny, Daniel [Speaker] (2014) Reasons to be making : the role of making in design education. In: 2014 Peter Dormer Lecture; 27 Nov 2014, London, U.K..


Charny, Daniel [Curator of an exhibition] (2015) Maker Library Network. Maker Library Network. .

Charny, Daniel [Curator of an exhibition] (2014) Brave fixed world. Lodz Design Festival 2014. .

Charny, Daniel [Curator of an exhibition] (2011) Power of making. .

Charny, Daniel [Curator of an exhibition] (2009) Super Contemporary. .

Database or Web Resource

Charny, Daniel [Curator of an exhibition] (2015) The future of fixing.

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