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Here at Design Council over the next few months we've got an exciting programme of events we're running or speaking at around the country. There's the opportunity for you to attend and participate in some of our workshops, meet the team or listen to one of the team present or speak at an industry event.
Keep visiting to see what events are coming up in your area and subscribe to our newsletter for updates and ticket offers to your inbox.
The Future of Design: Regional Workshops
To celebrate our 75th birthday, Design Council has been travelling across the UK bringing together designers from different disciplines – graphic, service, architecture, fashion to name a few – to share the latest thinking and encourage conversations on evolving design practice and what we need to make the case for design.
We are delighted to be visiting Manchester on 24th January, in partnership with Manchester School of Art and Design Manchester, and Brighton on 27th January, in partnership with the University of Brighton.
Network Rail: Think Station Workshops
We’re running a series of creative, interactive workshops for our client Network Rail through from November 2019 to January 2020 for people across the UK to share their ideas on the rail stations that we will want and will need in the future.
Each ThinkStation workshop will focus on one specific design principle and how this can be embedded to create a railway station of the future.
If you are interested or involved in rail and want to take part in ThinkStation, you can express your interest here.
Transform Ageing Showcase – 27 February 2020, London
As our 3-year programme in the south west comes to an end, we will be presenting a Showcase on 27 February, to champion the achievements we’ve made by all those that have been involved in the programme including people in later life, social entrepreneurs, commissioners, community organisations and programme partners. We’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt and share with others wishing to embark on a similar journey and/or invest in a future iteration of the programme. Our latest report on what we’ve learnt is downloadable here
With the commitment to the Ageing Society Grand Challenge in the Industrial Strategy and the launch of the NHS Long Term Plan, along with the World Health Organization announcing a Decade of Healthy Ageing, there has never been a better time to challenge ageism and realise the potential of people in later life.
Ageing is one of society’s grand challenge that needs re-imagining but because it impacts, and will continue to impact on society in complex ways, it clearly cannot be solved by any one intervention alone. A systems approach will need to be taken. Keep visiting this page for updates and how you could be involved. Register your interest to join us and celebrate some of the key achievements and learnings of the Transform Ageing Programme.
Festival of Place & The Pineapples – 7 July 2020, London
In July, we are taking part in Festival of Place, the leading annual summit, which brings together professionals from across the built environment and public sector to tackle the major issues facing urban development in an environment where it is safe to ask questions. Find out more.