Join us on Tuesday 7 February at our Opening Night Debate

A highlight of Surface Design Show


Design Solutions for Place and Sustainable Living: the work of many hands 

Main Stage, Surface Design Show

Tuesday 7 February 2023

6:30pm – 7:30pm (Surface Design Show will be open from 6:00pm – 9:00pm)


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It’s clear we need to live differently to address emergencies in climate and nature and the social divisions which underpin these.

This debate will explore the relationship between places and behaviours: can we reduce social injustice, improve everyday quality of life and regenerate the planet through the making and re-making of places and their infrastructures? And if so what disciplines, talents and processes are needed? Must we shift towards what Steve Jobs called, ‘deep collaboration’? How to inspire and enable change? 

Here we assemble talented people from the worlds of communications, social visioning and engagement, and design to stimulate this discussion.







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