York’s newest guild backs the city’s newest annual festival

Some of the creatives behind York Design Week 2020. From front to back, L-R: Millie Davies, Owen Turner, Rich Corrigan, Civir-Ter Orga, Rebecca Carr and Robin Corrigan
21 Oct 2020 @ 9.33 am
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The Guild of Media Arts have announced they are a programme partner for York Design Week.

The festival offers a collaborative and creative look at the city of York.

This year, York Design Week will be 43 events organised into five themes: ‘Re-Wild’, ‘Play’, ‘Share’, ‘Make Space’ and ‘Trust’. It runs from Monday, 26 October to Sunday, 1 November.

The programme will consist of both in-person events (with social distancing measures in place) and a range of online workshops, exhibitions, seminars and talks.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the festival here.

York Design Week 2020

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

Events will include workshops bringing together homeless people and architects to work on solutions for housing, sessions on innovation and rule-breaking, an exhibition inspired by a unique York printing firm, discussions on community art and planning and city trails designed by individual York citizens.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure all our events are as inclusive and immersive as possible, as York Design Week is an opportunity for people of York to really make their mark, actively shaping the city into a place we want to spend our time,” says Rich Corrigan, from Dogeatcog Agency and co-founder of York Design Week.

York Design Week is also teaming up with organisations to encourage the creative ways we can reduce our carbon emissions and increase biodivesity like SEED, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Wild Streets.

Rebecca Carr, one of the co-founders of York Design Week and owner of Kaizen Arts Agency says: “We believe that to enable good change we need to create a population of activists, people who make space to do what they love, for the right reasons.

“We want to see York’s citizens take control of their local environment and communities to help shape the city they want to live in. York Design Week is one of those opportunities for people to start making their mark.”

In it’s second year, the festival is quickly becoming a key element of York as a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts. The connection between York and other creative cities provides opportunities to learn, trade and collaborate with people across the world.

The Guild believes that York Design Week will encourage everyone to get involved in designing a positive future for the city.

Olivia Chatten, master of the Guild of Media Arts said, “We are delighted to support York Design Week. It’s a major opportunity to show how creativity in design and active participation can make York a better place to work, live and play.”

For more information about York Design Week and to see the full programme visit the website here. For more information about the Guild of Media Arts visit their website.

To see our full event listings for York Design Week 2020 click here.