This will be the fifth year of the Manchester Design Festival: an opportunity to redefine design, treating it as the basis and framework for new ideas. The leitmotif of the festival can be seen in this definition of design. A wide range of events from different disciplines will take place across the whole city.
World Design Summit Montreal
The World Design Summit in Montreal includes a number of disciplines – ranging from urban planning, landscape and urban architecture to interior, industrial, and graphic design – and aims at promoting positive changes and stimulating sustainable growth in the economy. In addition to Canada’s 150th anniversary, Montreal is also celebrating the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding as well as 50 years of Expo 67 this year. In the course of the World Design Summit, also a conference will be taking place from 16 to 20 October 2017 at which Ruedi Baur, Jan Gehl, and Haruko Tsutsui, among others, will be examining topics such as design for earth, design for participation, design for transformation, design for beauty, design for sale, and design for extremes.
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
The Graphic Design Festival Scotland is an international organisation dedicated to promoting creativity, innovation, and collaboration and brings together the graphic design scene in Scotland by hosting workshops, talks, discussions, exhibitions, and competitions. The programme includes practical workshops on themes such as branding, illustration, photography, animation, type design, web design, web development, sign writing, art in public spaces, and visual presentation. The event also offers participants numerous opportunities to interact and network. This year’s speakers include Harry Pearce from Pentagram, Liza Enebeis from Studio Dumbar, and Carola Seybold from Pantone.
Lima Design Week
This year sees the fifth edition of the Lima Design Week which once again invites professionals and visitors from around the world to the city from 7 to 19 November 2017. The aim is to bring Peruvian design to the attention of an international audience through so-called design routes, conferences, workshops, and exhibitions. In doing so, disciplines such as industrial, interior, product, and fashion design will be covered. There are more than 250 activities on the programme. An integral part of the format now for three years, the key event is once again the exhibition “Design 360 Degrees” in the Ccori Wasi Cultural Center. This year’s guest countries are Spain and Costa Rica.
Us by Night
The Design Conference “Us by Night” will be held from 23 to 25 November 2017 in Antwerp. For three evenings and nights, designers and artists from all over the world can meet to learn, discover and play. In November, the nights get longer as the days get shorter. The “Us by Night” conference invites well-known designers from several countries to talk about their work. However, the first lecture won’t start in the morning, as you might expect, but in the early evening. If you are still motivated to stay after the last lecture at 11 p.m. you’ll enjoy seeing large-scale lighting installations and a night market, offering entertainment and art as well as good food and tattoos. Invited speakers include Aaron Duffy, Foam Studio, James Veitch and Hansje van Halem.