Set in the inspiringly redesigned Whitworth the evening after we learn if it has won this year's Stirling Prize, we'll be discussing how design contributes to the city, the economy and society – in culture and architecture, media, fashion and leading edge technology. The future development of the Corridor and the devolved health and care sector are just two of the big challenges calling for design ingenuity and innovative collaboration between the creative sector, industry and the wider community in Greater Manchester.
The debate will be chaired by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, with a panel including Jessica Bowles, the head of City Policy of Manchester City Council, Dr Andrea Siodmok of the Cabinet Office Policy Lab, magneticNorth's Lou Cordwell and Design Council chief John Mathers.
The debate is once again supported by Shoosmiths, the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group and Sharp Futures and this year is kindly hosted by The Whitworth. Venue banners provided by Astra Signs.
Design Manchester is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, Manchester School of Art and G F Smith.
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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.