This February sees the launch of a new design conference coming to north west england, and more specifically Liverpool. In recent years the city has seen a great change in cultural and creative events and this conference only goes to strengthen this. Coming from the FACT building in Liverpool, Made North will feature a variety of speakers.
Made North Design Conference: 21st February 2012
“MADE NORTH is a design led day conference produced by Culture North in partnership with the Design Council and establishes a forum for generating ideas and approaches to ensure the North can take advantage of innovation, creativity and technology.
Creative innovation is integral to the continued renaissance of the north. MADE NORTH celebrates today’s innovators and provides a creative platform for presenting and debating ideas, processes and technology to inspire the future talent emerging from the north as well as new and established businesses.”
The conference aims to help exchange the ideas on the importance of design, innovation and technology. It aims to communicate the cultural and economic value of design. At the event speakers of international renown will be on show as well as showcasing the work of northern design talent in the exhibition area at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).
“Creative innovation is integral to the continued renaissance of the north. MADE NORTH celebrates today’s innovators and provides a creative platform for presenting and debating ideas, processes and technology to inspire the future talent emerging from the north.” - Conference director Patrick Murphy
Tickets – Early Bird Tickets are still available at £25. Full Price Tickets are £55. A number of Student Tickets are available at £10. Available to purchase through www.madenorth.co.uk
The speaker list is lining up to be a sprinkling of design genius including:
IAN ANDERSON - FOUNDER / DIRECTOR – THE DESIGNERS REPUBLIC
MATT CLARK - FOUNDER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR – UNITED VISUAL ARTISTS
CONNY FREYER - DIRECTOR / CO-FOUNDER – TROIKA
DANIEL CHARNY - INDEPENDENT CURATOR/DESIGNER/LECTURER
Curator of the Power of Making exhibition at the V&A London
ALEXANDRA DESCHAMPS-SONSINO - CO-FOUNDER TINKER LONDON & DESIGNSWARM
CORIN MELLOR - CREATIVE DIRECTOR – DAVID MELLOR DESIGN
plus many more.
The day is split into four main speaker led sections:
- Art of Technology
- Designing the Future
- Making in the 21st Century
- Made North
The sections are designed to inspire, provoke and inform, alongside a panel discussion exploring the future of design in the North of England and it’s need to promote design for economic growth. The event has been possible thanks to the support of the Design Council’s Design Fund for Growth.
Follow the conference on Twitter @madenorth.