DESIGN ROUTES presents an engaging symposium and pop-up exhibition that explores the role of design in revitalising culturally significant designs, products and practices. As the culmination and celebration of a major AHRC funded collaboration between Lancaster, Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan Universities, there will be opportunity to gain insight of the research activities as well as presentation from leading thinkers in the field.
We are pleased to host presentations from Rosy Greenlees (Executive Director, Crafts Council), Ave Matsin (Head of Department of Native Crafts, University of Tartu, Estonia) and Sebastian Cox (Furniture Designer).
The symposium comprises a keynote, presentation sessions, panel discussion and pop-up exhibition and networking opportunities:
12:00 - Registration & Lunch
13:00 - Welcome
13:05 - Keynote
Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council - Craft: the Future is Making
13:35 - Session 1
Professor Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University - Design Routes
Professor Stuart Walker & Dr Jeyon Jung, Lancaster University - Creative Ecology
Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, Nottingham Trent University & Dr Stella Darby, University of Leeds - Revitalization Strategies
14:35 - Refreshments
14:55 - Session 2
Sebastian Cox, Sebastian Cox Ltd - Exploring traditional craft to develop modern design
Ave Matsin, University of Tartu - Native Estonian Craft
16:00 - Panel Discussion
16:30 - Drinks/Canapés & Exhibition View
18:00 - END
***This event is free but you do need to book a ticket via Eventbrite.