We are hosting a participatory workshop at the Design Council. This is a participatory workshop with experts from both the public and private sectors, which looks to explore the current drivers and barriers of the strategic use of design in London and the South East region. The workshop aims to work towards co-developing an action plan to better utilise design for the UK economy and the society.
Design is a strong and important sector in the UK and a significant contributor to national competitiveness providing £85.2bn GVA to the UK Economy (Design Council, 2018). Design is also recognised as a driver for innovation in the UK (Innovate UK, 2016). However, is it being recognised and used as a significant asset for the nation in the private, public and education sectors? What actions are required to overcome the current barriers and enhance the drivers?
The workshop will provide a chance to discuss these issues with various stakeholders of design to agree and disagree with ideas that will contribute in creating design action plan for London as well as for the UK as a whole. There will be a light lunch after the workshop where you will be able to (re)acquaint with fellow experts.
If you would like to participate in the workshop please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
09:30 Arrivals & Registration
10:00 Ice Breaking Session: Martyn Evans
10:15 Welcome and an Introduction: The Design Council and Martyn Evans
10:30 Activity 1 – Drivers and barriers of the strategic use of design in London: Anna Whicher
11:40 Coffee & Tea Break
12:00 Activity 1 – Discussion: Martyn Evans
12:10 Activity 2 – Priorities for London and proposed actions: Andy Walters
13:20 Closing Discussion: The Design Council and Martyn Evans
13:30 Networking Lunch