Design is everywhere: it is complex, nuanced, unacknowledged and hidden. Yet we interact, use and benefit from design on a second-by-second basis. Design is at the core of our UK economy and is integral to a diversity of commercial activity in Bristol and the region in its role as a process for creativity, innovation and problem solving and as means of communication. Why is Bristol and Bath such a strong centre for design? Who are the designers who live and work in the two cities? The panel – including Jon Dovey (React/ Pervasive Media Studio), Merle Hall (Kinneir Dufort), Mike Harvey (Amalgam), Ellen Hughes (Bristol & Bath by Design), Glenn Parry (UWE), Nat Roberton (Bristol Legible City Project) and Anita Taylor (Bath Spa University) – considers why the Bristol and Bath region has been identified as the most significant area for design outside of London and why they design here.
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Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seat as we will be admitting anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats five minutes before start.
We endeavour to hold events in venues that are accessible to all. There is lift access to all floors and there are accessible toilets on every floor. The venue has a hearing loop system. There are accessible parking spaces directly outside the main entrance, accessed via Farr’s lane. These spaces require a parking permit which can be collected from the front desk on arrival and are issued on a first come first served basis. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. If you have specific access concerns, it is advisable to contact the venue.
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