Design MCR - Go Global, Stay Local
Dates: 12 Nov 2020 - 16 Nov 2020
The city of Manchester in the North of England is the birthplace of some fantastic music, football and art.
This November it hopes to reach a far wider interest on an international scale. “Design MCR - Go Global - Stay Local” will cover five distinct commissions from Thursday 12th - Monday 16th November 2020.
Here are the highlights of what you can expect:-
*Go Global, Stay Local Workshop - This sees a unique collaboration between the University of Salford and Birmingham City University, linking directly to Salford, Manchester, Berlin, Barcelona and Eindhoven. It will be an interactive online experience, reaching a large scale audience via Patrick Thomas and Jonathan Auch’s Open Collab platform.
* Bee in the City’s 50 Windows of Creativity - Created by Wild in Art, this Manchester based exhibition will showcase what play means to us in our living spaces with the project Playhouse, created by three Manchester design studios, Playground, Ben Clark Design and Barney Ibbotson Illustration.
* Scale-up Sessions (SUS) - This is a series of events for SMEs and startups organised jointly by Design Manchester and the Business & IP Centre at Manchester Central Library. The three year partnership opens at DM20 with SUS1, titled ‘Pandemic stations: WTF do we do now?’
* Shared, Sustainable, Futures - Hosted by the Creative Industries Federation this will be an open access session as part of the REDEFINE strand at the online creative industries festival with DM20 and Manchester Metropolitan University’s SODA.
*The Sustainable Challenge 2020 - Brought to you by MODA-FAD, Design Manchester and the British Council taking place throughout DM20 and Barcelona Design Week. This exciting opportunity invites 40 students from Spain and the United Kingdom to develop and present design and fashion projects that focus on gender perspective.
In addition to the above, DM20 will also host a series of gallery tours and talks of its Yours Truthfully exhibition, co-curated by Kaye Dunnings and Malcolm Garrett, for July’s global virtual reality festival, Lost Horizon, created by the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La. The exhibition features work from 70 artists including Jeremy Deller, Anthony Burill, Sarah Boris and Morag Myerscough.
For a fuller more comprehensive summary of the events mentioned throughout DM20 please log on to the following website:-https://designmcr.com/dm20-go-global-stay-local
This year Design Manchester’s annual celebration of creativity and design, DM20, is going global, while staying local, with five commissions through 12-16 November (and beyond).
- Design MCR - Go Global, Stay Local
- Thursday 12th November 2020 - Monday 16th November 2020
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger