I have signed up for Manchester School of Art Unit X option to work on a consultancy to help develop a Manchester Design Festival. The MSA is collaborating with Manchester City Council and City Co to help create an innovative, attractive, effective, and interesting city-wide design festival.
Notes from presentations by Marcus Lord, Fiona Curran and Mark Beecroft:
Design festival could include Fine Art, Film, Design, Architecture and Photography.
Aim: to promote professional creative artists, emerging talent, a catalyst to future collaborative partnerships, and also to contribute to the regeneration of the city.
Other Design Festivals to consider:
The Eindhoven Model / Dutch Design Week (October). Uses established and ‘non-traditional’ spaces across the city.
“Giving new meaning to structure, form, line and equipment.”
This is not about squatting. Each of Thompson’s Empty Shop Network projects abides by a “licence to occupy”. Acquiring short, very cheap leases for pop-up shops and arts ventures is simple at the moment: experts predict one in five of the shops currently lying empty will never again see service as a commercial enterprise, as a nation of shopkeepers realises it has too many shops.
Dan Thompson, ESN
Shop window trails. With viewing chairs.
Free Car Ferry to different sites
Festival of Ideas / Design Ideas / DROOG (Material Matters)
Questioning endless economic growth / tax on waste materials? / Re-cycle; up-cycle / Sustainability / the future
“The start of a thought experiment to speculate on design” Remmy Remakers
Sea Plastics Industry
Can collaboration change our lives?
DIALOGUE / DISCUSSION
MATERIALS AND WASTE
INTERVENTION / HACKING
Fendi & Design, Miami Craft Punk (2010)
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL. 100% DESIGN. September, Earls Court
ANTI-DESIGN FESTIVAL: NEVILLE BRODY
No_use; no_function; no_fear; non_stereotypical anarchy
80 sheets of mountains
DESIGN AS MORE THAN OBJECT
OBJECT AS PROCESS
OBJECT AS IDEA