Cheltenham Design Festival 2012
Cheltenham Design Festival 20th, 21st, 22nd April 2012
Who’s Designing the Future?
Find out who’s designing the future at the Cheltenham Design Festival 2012
Taking place over an event-packed weekend from 20-22nd April at the Parabola Arts Centre, the Cheltenham Design Festival provides a unique opportunity to engage with innovators from the world’s creative community who influence our lives through original thought. Sir John Hegarty, Creative Director of internationally renowned advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty is the President of the inaugural Festival and the line-up includes renowned creative thinkers from a variety of design disciplines.
· Digital designer Simon Waterfall on the importance of knowing why we create
· Sir John Hegarty and Kenneth Grange discussing how creative thinking is essential to our future
· Product designer Paul Priestman on his design and innovation
· Legendary graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister will be speaking during a rare UK visit
· Creative directors David Hillman and Bruce Duckworth on the reality of the creative industry
· Design ambassador Sir John Sorrell debating the future of design in education
· Inventor-in-Residence at the Science Museum Mark Champkins on developing an invention from conception to reality
· Architects Stephen Marshall, Brita von Schoenaich and Gary Collins on designing for the arts
· Gav Strange, Digital designer at Aardman, on working at the Oscar-winning studio
· Engineering events with The Bloodhound Project, Airbus and McLaren.
The Cheltenham Design Festival will show how important the role of creative thinking plays – not only to our daily lives but also in assuring our future. To find out more and to book tickets visit http://cheltenhamdesignfestival.com
The Festival has been established by the Cheltenham Design Foundation, which is committed to promoting creative thinking and its power to enhance our lives. In September 2011 the Foundation established the Cheltenham Design Academy, with an aim to develop local talent and allow 14-16 year olds from schools in the Cheltenham area to explore their potential. The Academy inspires creativity in young people through a series of free, Saturday-morning sessions in a wide range of design areas including graphics, illustration, photography, garden design and multi-media taught by the trustees of the Foundation, who are established professionals in many fields of design.