Design Routes Symposium

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/Canap├ęs & Exhibition View

18:00 - END

***This event is free but you do need to book a ticket via Eventbrite.

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