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“Growing by Design: the role of the creative industries in building a northern powerhouse”
The stunning Stirling Prize-nominated Benzie Building at Manchester School of Art is the venue for Design Manchester’s public audience debate, chaired by The Observer’s assistant editor Robert Yates, where politicians, educators, creatives and entrepreneurs from across the region and the country will tackle the hot topic of design and devolution. City council leader Sir Richard Leese, design entrepreneur Lou Cordwell of Magnetic North, Creative England head Caroline Norbury and Prof David Crow, the Dean of Manchester School of Art, will be on the panel.
Taking place against the backdrop of the seemingly unstoppable movement towards devolving power to the cities and regions, and the recent publication of the One North plan by the leaders of Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, we will look at how the creative industries can help stimulate a prosperous and successful northern economy. We hope to welcome designers and creative companies, government and industry organisations to take part in this audience discussion – not only from Manchester and the North, but also from other parts of the country. The debate will be followed by an opportunity to carry on arguing over a drink and the event will conclude at 9.30 pm.
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DM16 is Manchester’s festival of design, now in its fourth year, with talks, exhibitions, workshops, films, a design fair and parties in venues across the city.
We are a not-for-profit organisation running events and programmes throughout the year. Our headline activity is DM, the annual design festival for the city, which takes place every October and is now in its fourth year.