Jon Dovey is professor of screen media at the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE). He has taught at Plymouth University, UWE and the University of Bristol on a wide range of film, media and digital courses in both practice and theory. In 2008 he launched UWE’s Digital Cultures Research Centre which he directed until 2012. He became the director of REACT (Research and Enterprise for Arts and Creative Technologies), one of four hubs for the creative economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), in 2012. Led by UWE and Watershed, REACT is an arts, technology and business collaboration aiming to produce 50 innovative media prototypes in four years. He was also co-investigator on the AHRC Connected Communities Creative Citizens Project where he led a strand on the impact of informal creative economies on communities. He is currently principal investigator on the Ambient Literature research project and co-investigator on Bristol and Bath by Design, evaluating the design ecology of the region. He is also currently researching and writing on the practice of cultural ecology.
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The panel discuss why the Bristol and Bath region is a strong centre for design. Who are the designers who live and work in the two cities?