We are looking for a production team to produce a 2-day Design x Climate Festival alongside COP26 at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (date TBC but between 7-12 November), which brings together designers from across disciplines, regions of the UK and different types of diverse backgrounds, to showcase and explore what we can collectively do to do design for climate. As well as design commissioners and stakeholders.

The aims of the conference are:

  • To showcase the power of design, across different disciplines, and across different aspects of climate (e.g. net zero to biodiversity)
  • To bring together a diverse range of design perspectives to collectively discuss what enabling conditions are needed for designers to design for climate, and to start co-creating them

The rhythm of the two days is:

  • Day 1. Inspire for possibility. The first day will centre around keynote speakers, masterclasses and panel discussions
  • Day 2. How to act. The second day will convene groups around hackathons and conversations about the tools, methods and enabling conditions designers need to design for climate

There is time in between the conference hours for attendees to enjoy the beautiful park and lochs, and to connect to nature. There is space for approximately 100 people including speakers (according to current social distancing guidelines). We want to invite a representative group of designers from all corners of the UK, from different design disciplines, and a diverse range of demographic backgrounds (age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality).

View the full brief here

The brief includes designing an inclusive, welcoming and accessible experience for all. We want the conference to reach beyond these 100 people. The brief is also to find ways to digitally record the event and broadcast it real-time, and post-production, so it can serve as a library of resource and inspiration for future years. We have an internal team at Design Council who will produce the content and the visual collateral for the event. This brief is for the production and digital dissemination.

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