09.11.21 – 14.11.21
ُDesigners shape our environment both real and virtual but can creativity save the world? Want to witness industry experts exploring how creative skills can be harnessed to solve social, technological, environmental and economic issues, and build a more sustainable future? Join us to look at the role of creativity in tackling major challenges of our time.
Events at a glance
Our programme of activity looked at the role of creativity in tackling the major challenges of our time.
Creative thinkers and designers shape our environment both real and virtual and the products, systems and services we use every day but can creativity save the world? Approximately 80% of the environmental impact of products and services are determined in the early stages of design. Experts from varied disciplines and sectors gathered to explore how creativity can be harnessed to solve social, technological, environmental and economic issues, and build a more sustainable future for all.
Topics covered included:
Designing for the future
Creativity and climate change
Social responsibility and designing for ‘good’
Multi-disciplinary creative collaboration
The power of partnerships when addressing global challenges
Global questions our programme explored include:
How can we create to address social, environmental and economic issues to build a sustainable future?
How can creators collaborate with government and wider industries to solve global challenges?
How do we design for the future?
How can creativity and technology be harnessed for the good?
How do we create cities of the future?
What will the built environment look like in the future?
01 – 08 November 2021
Live activities, exhibits and digital content brought the UK creative industry to life for visitors by showcasing the achievements, capabilities and future of the industry.
09 November 2021
Student workshops showed visitors the benefits of studying design in the UK.
11 November 2021
Stimulating insights from inspirational leaders from the creative industries to engage with investors, academia, media and thought leaders in the sector.
Hear from a selection of high-profile industry commentators and influencers discussing how UK creativity can develop solutions to global problems.