Sustainable Design shouldn't really be a term, since all design should take sustainability as a key requirement. So we have brought together speakers from a broad range of fields to explain how they put sustainability at the heart of what they do, and to share the results and impacts they have seen.
Confirmed speakers so far include:
Stella Hall - Director, Festival of Thrift
The award-winning Festival of Thrift attracts thousands of people to Kirkleatham every September, to explore sustainable living in all it’s guises. Co-founded by Wayne Hemingway (who helped launch Design Network North back in 2009), the Festival celebrates the skills of the regions craftspeople, and inspires people to find new ways to be creative. Stella will tell us more.
Sam Murray, Teesside University
Sam Murray is a third mission academic exploring the ways universities can help cultural and digital organisations with innovation. He currently work on the Creative Fuse North East project managing innovation pilots with a variety of cultural and digital companies, as well as research cultural policy making in the North East and on a national level. He will tlak about what universities can do for you whether it's help innovate new products and services or influencing policy on your behalf