Design and Arts education cannot continue to be dictated by a market driven agenda, nor can independent critical thought sustain the gradual debasement of value by the university. The School of Speculation is a nomadic design school, traveling between schools and existing pedagogical institutions to form a new model of affordable, independent and critical thought.

︎ The State of British Arts Education

︎ 01 Design and Architecture should interrogate, confront and challenge the status quo

︎ 02 Design and Architecture must be free in order to achieve accessibility

︎ 03 An alternative to the higher educational model must be found

︎ 04+ The Future SOS

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An alternative to the higher educational model must be found.

Enough is enough. An inclusive university model cannot sustain this increase in cost whilst devaluing the importance of critical and non-linear learning in the Arts. In order to establish our aims, it is inevitable that an alternative model of education will emerge. If SOS is to challenge a way of design thinking and its component financial model, then SOS will require a new educational model. 

SOS is committed to developing methods that rely on diversifying financial income for its projects and courses, establishing collaborative relationships with cultural institutions and reaching out to private and philanthropic sources of finance, public grants and funding.

Modelled as a network of relationships, in-between cultural institutions, SOS will invigorate existing spaces of cultural pedagogy and exchange to build a school from a network.

Building Without Bias (2018). Hannah Rozenburg (SOS_19 Guest Tutor).