CR August: the Education issue

The cover of our August issue features Fizzog, designed by Ken Garland + Associates, 1970, produced by Galt, photographed by Systems for the exhibition Play: Toys, Sets, Rules

Our August issue takes Education as its theme with features on tech in the classroom, the design of schools, New York designer-cum-educator James Victore and what life is really like on the frontline of creative education today


First, we have an important announcement to make: we have teamed up with JCDecaux to put the work of 20 graduates on over 1,000 JCDecaux digital screens all over the UK in our Talent Spotting project, in association with Creative Translation. The project launches on 3 August. More details to be released soon


Our regular columnist Michael Evamy looks at at a new identity for a school for those with Downs Syndrome that involves staff, pupils and parents in its design while jigsaw fan Daniel Benneworth-Gray is still puzzling it out how to create time to stop and think in his hectic day

In our special report on education and creativity, we look at how new initiative The GirlHood intends to introduce girls from underprivileged backgrounds to the creative world


What’s it really like to work in university arts education today? Writing anonymously, a tutor at a leading UK university gives us the low down on life in academia


Earler this year, a group of St Martins students hit the headlines with a sit-in protest. We talk to one of the organisers of the OccupyUAL movement about its aims and future plans


Mark Sinclair hears about Minute of Listening, a new initiative using sound to stimulate the imaginations of primary schoolchildren


Why New York designer James Victore is dedicating himself to helping his fellow professionals to find their way


With projects such as Hackaball and Skype in the Classroom, Made by Many has worked extensively in education. Tim Malbon and Veronika Janeckova share some of what they have learned along the way


How some of our leading designers responded to new thinking about the importance of play in education by creating beautiful toys


The UK has seen a huge amount of new school building. A new book examines the contribution of design and architecture to making better places to learn. We speak to the authors


And in our Crit section this month, In two exclusive extracts from their new book, Spin’s Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan lift the lid on the workings of one of our leading studios