Manchester Design Festival 11-24 November

Design Manchester was established in 2013 with the support of Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University, which remains a key partner. The highlight of the first festival was a day of presentations by designers from Manchester and around the world in the Town Hall. In 2014, Design Manchester linked up with the Science Festival and also attracted thousands to an exhibition of classic trainers by Adidas Spezial...

Celebrating its seventh edition, Design Manchester returns with this year’s theme: “(Redefining) Smart”. Its flagship event, the DM19 conference, will see the likes of D&AD’s new CEO Patrick Burgoyne, Pentagram’s Paula Scher and Extinction Rebellion’s Clive Russell and Charlie Waterhouse take to various stages with talks, Q&As and workshops.

Beyond that, visitors can get involved in the debate for what makes a liveable city, hear more about The Designers’ Republic’s new book and get “shirty” at the National Football Museum’s history of football kit design exhibition.

The festival takes place across Manchester from 11-24 November. DM19 takes place on 22 November at The Bridgewater Hall, M2 3WS.

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