Boris starts a design committee - hands up who likes committees?

Most design committees are a recipe for disaster or inactivity, says Mike Dempsey, so what should we expect from the Mayor of London’s recently unveiled Design Advisory Panel? Well, with no graphic, digital or motion designers on board, the early signs aren’t looking that good… “I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of Committees.” So said GK Chesterton. I once sat on a committee writes Mike Dempsey. We met weekly and nothing ever got done. In the wake of Boris Johnson scrapping the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Advisory Panel, I was fasci n ated to read about his new Design Advisory Panel (com mittee by any other name) headed by Lord Rogers – no surprises there, he was part of Ken Livingstone’s earlier group. Read more on the CR Blog