The – you guessed it – five day long festival aims to unite businesses, designers and new technologies through a series of events including debates, talks and workshops, organised by the Design Council and West of England Design Forum.
Each day has a different theme and is aimed at a slightly different audience. Day one’s event, We Love Design is a free event that will see local designers each give a talk for five minutes, delineating their passion for design and how it influences not only their work, but wider society and businesses in general. The second day will allow said designers to hone their skills in a half-day workshop. Entitled The Value of Design, the workshop will be delivered by creative business consultant Emma Collins, and aims to help designers communicate design value to existing and potential clients.
The tables are turned on day three, when non-design businesses will be able to participate in a workship to help them use design to enhance their business; while day four focuses on mirco-electronic companies.
The final day of fun is open to all, with a half-day conference at Anrolfini looking at the lofty question of what the future holds for design, business and technology in a wider context. The series of talks will be chaired by Design Council chief executive David Kester, and the panel of eight speakers also includes Michael Thomson, founder and director Design Connect, Craig Wightman, design director at Kinneir Dufort and Peter Madden, chief executive at Forum for the Future.
Five Days of Design runs from 19 – 23 March at various Bristol locations.
For more information visit www.wedesignforum.co.uk