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Design to improve life at the London Design Festival

Design to improve life at the London Design Festival

11 September 2014 Written by By Margarita Ktoris Marketing & Communications Officer at Design Council, 2011 - 2015

We'll be presenting designs that improve lives at this year's London Design Festival.

The London Design Festival is an annual event which promotes the capital as thriving design destination. This year's celebration of creativity is taking place from 13 to 21 September 2014. 

Our festival programme aims to share some of the latest initiatives in social design - from the best in emerging talent to a host of ideas to improve the nation's health and increase activity.

Our events include:

Meet our Future Pioneers 2014 winners

Head down to Designersblock: Edition 17 at the Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell to meet the latest winners of our Future Pioneers award. 

Future Pioneers celebrates and nurtures emerging designers who are principled, passionate and purposeful and is run in partnership with the UK's largest exhibition for design graduates, New Designers.  

The 2014 winners' designs include a first-aid kit that can be administered with one hand, and a reimagined internet with user privacy at its heart.

Active by Design Summit

Physical inactivity costs the UK economy approximately £20bn and leads to around 37,000 premature deaths a year. The problem is vast, however we believe that good design can make active lifestyles more attractive and accessible, helping people to live fitter, healthier lives.

Come together with other designers, built environment professionals and public health specialists for this day of inspiring talks by experts leading the way in the Active by Design revolution. 

Speakers include Simon Allford – Director, AHMM; Mandy Ayres – Senior Director Access to Sport, Nike; Sam Hill – Co-founder, PAN Studio; Tom Lloyd – Director, PearsonLloyd; Riccardo Marini – Director, Gehl Architects; Caroline Russell – Green Party Councillor, Islington Council.

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