Category design and creativity
I came across two things of interest today relating o the creative industries in London today. Firstly this mini report and ongoing survey of open work spaces in London being undertaken by IPPR supported by the GLA. Secondly this report on Creative Factories – focused on the creative community in Hackney Wick and Fish Island […]
This event which has both great European speakers but also a hands on Blender event will look at how the Creative Industries can assist other sectors to Innovate. To book your place go to http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cross-innovation-final-conference-and-blender-workshop-tickets-7084757701
A few images from the great City of Colours Street Art Festival in Birmingham held last weekend. Well worth a wander round Digbeth!
It is a great shame that in one creative area where Birmingham truly leads; namely the street display of photography this has suffered theft and vandalism. What seems clear is that the person or persons who did this valued in someway the images as they were stolen and not defaced. So why has this happened? […]
Birmingham Made Me takes a different tack on Wednesday 19th June. Far from the standard works of a design and innovation conference; this session is a hands on approach to innovation. Have you ever heard of makey makey; neither had I ….well take a look at this video. It is an approach developed at MIT […]
The announcement recently by Eric Pickles of Local Infrastructure funding loans from the Housing and Communities Agency for three projects in Birmingham’s Enterprise Zone is good news. The three projects that have won resources from the fund are; Masshouse – Funding will partly be spent on creating an attractive public square. Arena Central – Funding will […]
Yesterday was the opening of Birmingham Made Me Expo and Design Festival. The two key note speakers were John Cridland Director General from the CBI and Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council. John Cridland focussed on the importance of regenerating local areas. He mentioned Birmingham’s impressive progress and gave enthusiastic support for the Greater […]