The week-long festival takes ‘longevity’ as its theme, and will comprise talks, interactive workshops and evening events. The branding and website are designed by Empre.
Malcolm Garrett will be hosting the Q&A sessions with the speakers; and Farrow will be in conversation with Design Week editor Angus Montgomery, in a discussion that will be opened up to questions from the floor.
Other speakers include co-directors of design for the RSA Nat Hunter & Sophie Thomas, who will be telling us about sustainability initiative The Great Recovery project, which aims to encourage designers to minimise waste from the products they create.
Independent type foundry Colophon; Greyworld’s Andrew Shoben, who co-founded the 5D Institute at the University of Southern California with Garett; and Fielden Clegg & Bradley, the architects that created the new Manchester School of Art building will also be speaking.
As part of the festival, OWT will be delivering the second in its series of OWT Discourse events. This time, speakers will include LeGun and Poke’s Alex Zamora, with the talk compered by Gemma Germains.
The discussion will address ‘the notions of audience, process and inspiration’, according to OWT. As well as answering questions from the live audience, those who can’t make the talk in person can ask questions online and a Twitter feed will be projected at the event.
Materials generated on the evening along with submissions inspired by the talks will inform the look, framework and format of the new OWT publication.
Other events to look out for include D&AD’s Creative Brief-In day of talks and workshops aimed at students, recent graduates and anyone under 24.
Design Manchester runs from 28 October – 1 November at various Manchester venues. For more information visit www.designmcr.com. For more information on the OWT Discourse session visit http://www.owtdiscourse.org.uk/