Birmingham’s second Design Expo is coming up next month and I wanted to post a short piece on it as it looks really good. The event over 16 days hosted largely in Millennium Point covers a lot of interesting ground; taking Design in its widest sense.
It’s programme can be seen on its website (here).
At the heart of it is the Birmingham Made Me Design Expo; which is taking over Millennium Point from 6th-21st June. This will be a giant, interactive exhibition showcasing the best products, design and innovation produced in Birmingham and the Midlands. There is an impressive list of over 50 exhibitors from Birmingham, the Midlands and a few from farther afield.
As part of recognising the value of design for Birmingham there are a number of awards that will be given out to companies and individuals that have excelled in this field. This is hammering home the message that good design is not just aesthetically pleasing; it brings in extra sales as well. The award ceremony is on 21st June and we will be able from 13th May to voted for shortlisted candidates.
What really interests me are the policy seminars; with discussions on
Literally almost something for everyone who is looking forwards. And perhaps most importantly for our future there will be a number of shows from Birmingham City University, the organisation that has created and is driving this event and other educational institutions students highlighting the skills and creativity of the young.
I and a number of guest bloggers will be covering the Festival through its period with a series of design and creativity related posts. If anyone is interested in doing a guest blog – drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
So please get behind this festival and expo; book to come along to it; sing about it on twitter and in real life; this is one festival which can grow and grow.