In the current issue of Design Week, Tim Malloy, creative director of the Science Museum shares his opinion...194619022_8c4668a9b4

"This will be my third recession and they're beginning to feel like naturally recurring, cyclical events, their job being to stop us in our tracks and think again about direction, attitude and so on. In this way, does a recession provide a healthy context for the encouragement of a new thinking - a kind of cultural detox?

How about art schools developing courses that produce visually intelligent thinkers, rather than practising artists and designers and so on. A post-graduate foundation course aligned to a business management institution, creating visually intelligent and inspiring business managers/clients."

Malloy's thoughts echo the perspective of positivity I am aiming to get across to the first year students...I strongly agree with the idea of art school focusing on thinking and theory as well as practice!