York Design Week 2020 is underway – and it’s filled with thought-provoking events.
This year, the group of creatives behind York Design Week are aiming to create a city of activists with a series of events to encourage the people of York to shape a positive change for the city.
They believe that, together, we can move towards a happier, more sustainable, fairer and more creative future for York. The festival runs this week until Sunday, 1 November.
Like many events this year, York Design Week have adapted around the pandemic to bring a series of innovative, fun and creative events to the city. These are a mixture of in-person (with social distancing measures in place) trails and exhibitions and virtual workshops, seminars and talks.
With over 30 events happening this year, we’ve put together a highlights guide for the festival. To see a full programme of events take a look at our listings for York Design Week 2020 here. For more information about the festival visit the York Design Week website.
Get ready to be inspired!
Your Shoes will invite audiences to explore York from the perspectives of different York citizens.
A collection of nine 3D koalas each designed by a different Bright Young Things member, all housed in independent shops around York for people to find in the Koala Trail.
Wednesday 28 October
Thursday 29 October
The time has come when breaking the rules is the right thing to do.
What are the challenges and opportunities in making the UK carbon neutral? How can cities like York help make it happen?
Friday 30 October
How green are we talking? What do our future parks feel like? How do they work?
In this fast paced and playful workshop we’ll generate a creative archive of ideas, images and feelings from people of all ages that can be drawn on in future public engagement processes in order to change the dynamics of transport conversation.
David Rudlin delivers this fascinating session tracing stories through past present and the future of our High Streets
Saturday 31 October
To experiment as part of York Design Week, we will run a set of small socially-distanced walks and conversations in six of York’s villages
Sunday 1 November
A specially curated day of inspiring and insightful presentations, talks and Q&A's that spotlight talent from across the region