New Generation – Design for Living is a two-day event, drawing together expertise, knowledge and participation around the theme of urban design for community members of all ages.
This event will seek to:
- Explore the challenges and opportunities that ageing presents us as a society
- Identify new possibilities for inter-generational collaboration
- Explore how our city is reimagined, designed and inhabited by future communities
Hosted by the Co-op and Manchester Metropolitan University, the event brings together academic research, policy makers, artists, designers and the people of Manchester to create an ethos for community and collective research.
Open Workshops (18/9/2016)
This is when work will be shared with the wider public and when we want you to join us. As an intergenerational project looking at future Manchester, there is no restriction on who can join us and we want to reflect the diversity of Manchester.
This day will focus on a series of open workshops lead by city partners including:
- Sense of Place
- Human Centred Design
- City for all ages
- Pomona Island
The workshops will explore early ideas around intergenerational design as a springboard to develop new projects, programmes and collaborations. Your experiences and thoughts will be encouraged as we explore some of the newest thinking in urban design.
Alongside the symposium students from Manchester School of Art and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands will work as multi disciplinary DESIGN LAB's exploring notions of encountering the city. Students will be working with the LiFE research group and the Pomona community to research, test and design OPISO* sensing instruments that interpret and propose future scenarios in response to Pomona Island.
At the end of the day, we will take our discussions to The Pilcrow, a new community built public house serving an excellent range of drinks to conclude the days workshops and look at the next steps involved for the various projects discussed.
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Learn more about our speakers and workshops here: http://newgendesign.org/