What is the Value of Design to the City?

Jon Dovey, Merle Hall, Mike Harvey, Ellen Hughes, Glenn Parry, Nat Roberton and Anita Taylor

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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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