In response to your Comment (DW 18 July), the Design Festival is a great idea and it makes sense to have London as the hub for world design, but other parts of the world need to celebrate this festival too as a British celebration. In London we could have a debate – on, say, the future of design – with a live video link to Sydney, New York, Bombay and so on, with the virtual participation of other design capitals. This would showcase how technologies are changing social exchange while focusing world attention on Britain. Sudhir Sharma Founder director Elephant Design Pune, Maharashtra, India
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.