Designing a positive future – 14 unmissable events at York Design Week 2020

Explore the future of design with York Design Week
28 Oct 2020 @ 7.46 am
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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.

York Design Week 2020

Mon Oct 26 - Sun Nov 1
Various venues across York
York, United Kingdom

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!

All week

Alphabet Illuminate

Alphabet Illuminate
Mon Oct 26 @ 10.00 am - Sun Nov 1 @ 4.00 pm
York Museum Gardens
Museum Street
York, YO1 7FR United Kingdom
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A collection of 26 prints, exhibited in York Museum Gardens.

Re-Wild! Geodome

Re-Wild! Geodome
Mon Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - Sun Nov 1 @ 4.00 pm
York Museum Gardens
Museum Street
York, YO1 7FR United Kingdom
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Come to our Re-Wilding dome and learn about permaculture, no dig food growing, and get started re-wilding your city.

Your Shoes

Your Shoes
Mon Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - Sun Nov 1 @ 5.00 pm
Various venues across York
York, United Kingdom

Your Shoes will invite audiences to explore York from the perspectives of different York citizens.

Project K

Project K
Mon Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - Sun Nov 1 @ 4.00 pm
Various venues across York
York, United Kingdom

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.

Drawsome! x Skint Skateboards x Young Thugs

Drawsome! x Skint Skateboards x Young Thugs
Tue Oct 27 @ 11.00 am - Sun Nov 1 @ 4.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Welcome to Drawsome at York Design Week, an exhibition at Spark York

Wednesday 28 October

Public Practice

Public Practice
Wed Oct 28 @ 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

Join a panel hosted by Public Practice to explore the power and future of design in the public sector.

Thursday 29 October

How to Be More Pirate

How to Be More Pirate
Thu Oct 29 @ 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

The time has come when breaking the rules is the right thing to do.

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen
Thu Oct 29 @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

What are the challenges and opportunities in making the UK carbon neutral? How can cities like York help make it happen?

Friday 30 October

What future for urban parks and green spaces?

What future for urban parks and green spaces?
Fri Oct 30 @ 2.45 pm - 3.45 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

How green are we talking? What do our future parks feel like? How do they work?

Playing with Movement: From Democratic Desire to Communicating for Change

Playing with Movement: From Democratic Desire to Communicating for Change
Fri Oct 30 @ 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

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.

Tales from the High Street with URBED+

Tales from the High Street with URBED+
Fri Oct 30 @ 5.15 pm - 6.30 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

David Rudlin delivers this fascinating session tracing stories through past present and the future of our High Streets

KaWildoscope

KaWildoscope
Fri Oct 30 @ 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
According to McGee
8 Tower Street
York, YO1 9SA United Kingdom
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Whirling, kaleidoscopic video projections light up According to McGee

Saturday 31 October

Thinking York from the Villages: Online Deliberations

Thinking York from the Villages: Online Deliberations
Sat Oct 31 @ 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Various venues across York
York, United Kingdom

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

Bright Young Things Takeover

Bright Young Things Takeover
Sun Nov 1 @ 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Online
Virtual event - see weblink

A specially curated day of inspiring and insightful presentations, talks and Q&A's that spotlight talent from across the region