Today, voices proclaiming design as the new science are getting loud. Sir James Dyson, inventor, designer and engineer, argues that design should be recognized as the fourth science after physics, biology and chemistry - a concept his foundation promotes internationally through teaching design skills and thinking at schools. More than ever, design constantly generates new ideas and material of its own. City gaming, for example, has a direct bearing on the solution of problems. It classes as a theory (and practice) of self-organization. From Play the City we send our support to Angus Montgomery, editor of the UK's Design Week who is protesting against the British government's education policy to merge Design and Fashion into one group after reviewing its categorisation of the creative industries.
Design: The Fourth Science, or Fashion?
"For the first time in history design loans inspiration to other sciences instead of hiring wisdom from natural sciences." Christopher Alexander argued in 2003.