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Design for Planet Festival

It's time to build Planet Positive Business!

Design for Planet Festival is back for the fourth year and this time we are heading to Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Join our incredible online programme of Manchester-based businesses, government leaders and design experts to discover how design can achieve both economic and environmental good.

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Meet our curatorial panel

Experts from across the sector are assisting us in curating a world-class festival programme. Asterisk-marked panellists are also event partners.

Cat Drew

Chief Design Officer, Design Council

Christine Cort

Founder, CC&Friends

Jaheed Hussain

Founder, Fuse

Kasper de Graaf

CEO, Images&CO

Katie Jones

Lecturer, Manchester School of Art

Kyle Soo

Partnerships & Product Manager, B Lab UK

Lou Cordwell OBE

Professor of Innovation, University of Manchester

Martyn Evans

Creative Director, U+I

Martyn Evans*

Director of Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

Shelley McNulty*

Head of Design at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

Branding Design for Planet

Discover the story behind our new logo (that is actually quite an old logo!).

From archive diving to climate conscious colour choices, we've been on a journey to put our best, planet-centred design foot forward.