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Professor Daniel Charny

Professor Daniel Charny is a creative director, curator and design educator

He is director of From Now On, where clients include the British Council, Design Museum, Heatherwick Studio, Cathedral Group and William Grant & Sons. Charny was founding curator of the Aram Gallery before going on to curate major shows for the Design Museum.

His exhibition “Power of Making” for the V&A and Crafts Council was their most visited free exhibition since 1950. His latest projects include the Maker Library Network with the British Council, an open design mentoring platform that connects makers in South Africa and the UK.

Since 2013 Charny works with Cathedral Group PLC on the development of the Central Research Laboratory, a hardware makerspace and incubator in The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, for which he is founding director. An internationally recognised expert, Charny contributes to multiple design juries and professional advisory boards. He has been involved in design education for 20 years including as Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art, and is currently Professor of Design at Kingston University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  

In 2012 he co-founded Fixperts, an international open design creative social platform.




Professor Daniel Charny will be featuring in Session 3 - Tools

Make:Shift Presenters

Dr Sarat Babu
Julia Bennett
Lauren Bowker
Gerard Briscoe
Mark Burrows
Annabelle Campbell
Mark Champkins
Professor Daniel Charny
Amy Congdon
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Gina Czarnecki
Boris Debackere
Matt Durran
Lizete Druka
Michael Eden
Gregory Epps
Bronac Ferran
Grant Gibson
Dr Karen Ingham
Michelle Kasprzak
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Zoe Laughlin
Professor Julia Lohmann
Martina Margetts
Alex McLean
Tom Metcalfe
Dr Mark Miodownik
Ammar Mirjan
Gareth Neal
Professor Raymond Oliver
Dr Claire Pajaczkowska
Professor Mike Press
Fi Scott
Professor Lucy Di Silvio
Rhian Soloman
Dr Becky Stewart
Dries Verbruggen