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DM17 Conference: Design City Reframed

A day long conference of ideas and inspiration features internationally celebrated and influential speakers showing an insight into their creative work spanning brand, architecture, film and more.

Time & Date: 11-6pm, Friday 13th October

Now in its fifth year, this day long conference of ideas and inspiration features internationally celebrated and influential speakers showing an insight into their creative work spanning brand, architecture, film, typography and service design.

SPEAKERS

Ellen Van Loon (OMA)
Partner at Rotterdam based OMA, Ellen is the lead architect on Manchester’s new £120m Factory cultural space.

Sean Perkins (North)
Founder of legendary branding agency North, who recently rebranding Manchester’s Co-Op.

Naresh Ramchandani (Pentagram)
Creative Partner at Pentagram and is the agency's official 'word guy’.

Alex McDowell
Award-winning narrative designer working at the intersection of design, technology and storytelling credits include Minority Report and Fight Club

Emily Forgot
Graphic and multidisciplinary artist known for her contemporary illustrations.

Patrick Burgoyne (Creative Review)

Local Heroes:

Tash Wilcocks (Hyper Island)
Creative, teacher, doodler, do-er.

Lawrence Kitson (Co-op Digital)
Service and product design lead

+ More to be announced.

The day serves to educate and inspire and is kindly subsidised by our sponsors to make ticketing more affordable with limited Early Bird available now 

This year we have partnered with the Principal Hotel & Refuge to host a full afternoon and evening of creativity, with our supporters G . F Smith hosting a showcase of print and others joining them in the foyer to be announced.

In the evening we host an official afterparty at the Refuge for attendees to network, socialise and soak up some Mancunian spirit.

TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION

2017 is a year of change. The Metro Mayor election last May triggered significant devolution of powers to the city region. Uncertainties around international  trade and free movement continue to present challenges for the creative industries.

Manchester’s fifth design festival, from 11–22 October, celebrates change and takes the challenges head on, working with our partners to showcase talent, ask questions and create opportunities for design solutions, for careers and for enterprise.

Our 2017 festival programme offers more than 50 events, including exhibitions, workshops, films, debates, parties and other events at iconic venues around the city region. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep informed – regular updates will also appear on this page and in our Journal.

If you want to talk about how you can partner with Design Manchester, contact us here.

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