20 June 2014:
AuditFutures Salon on Design & Trust

We invite you to our first AuditFutures Salon on Design and Trust, to be hosted by the Royal College of Art on 20 June in the late afternoon. This stimulating event will highlight our co-creation projects with service-designers and will consolidate the discussion on how audit and design can build trust in society.

AuditFutures Salon is a series of occasional discussion events to provide space for an advanced debate on the complex and dynamic role of the accounting profession in contemporary society. Each session will focus on a specific theme and will feature brief talks by invited panel and an open discussion with cross-disciplinary audience.

A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held to entertain the curiosity and to increase the knowledge of participants through conversation. The salon was an Italian invention of the 16th century which flourished in France throughout the 17-18th century and inspired the coffeehouses in England. An important place for exchanging ideas, the salon played a critical role in the emergence of the public sphere discourses.

We are creating a different space for open discussion where new ideas will be debated. The evening will feature a tour of the RCA Degree show and an opportunity to meet the design students, working with us. The discussion will kick start with challenges from a panel, chaired by Nick de Leon, Head of RCA Service Design. We are inviting participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to participate in the debate and aim at creating an inspiring and thought-provoking event.

Here is the preliminary programme of our salon:

16:30–17:30 – Guided tours of the RCA Degree Show

17:30–18:00 – Registration and reception

18:00–19:15 – Panel debate and discussion

19:15–20:00 – Open space for discussions and drinks