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Living Design: Symposium

Thursday, 14 November 2019 from 13:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

Living Design: Symposium

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We are pleased to invite you an afternoon of stimulating presentations and dialogue to mark the culmination of the AHRC funded Living Design research project. Co-led by researchers based at the ImaginationLancaster design lab at Lancaster University and Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, the project explored craft and maker enterprises in Cumbria and how design can contribute to their long-term sustainability.


The event will open with a complimentary lunch at 1pm and close with a wine reception at 5.15pm. Details of our guest speakers are listed below. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at a plenary session which follows. 



Geoffrey Crossick











Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Chair, Crafts Council UK and Director, Arts & Humanities Research Council's Cultural Value project 

Professor Geoffrey Crossick is a social historian of modern Britain and continental Europe and has been Chair of the Crafts Council since 2014. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and, before then, Warden of Goldsmiths after being Chief Executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Board and taking it through to its establishment as a full research council in 2005. He is a member of boards in the higher education and cultural sectors, including Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Horniman Museum and the National Film & Television School. He is a member of the DCMS Science Advisory Council. He speaks in the UK and internationally on higher education and research strategy, the importance of the arts and humanities, and the creative and cultural sectors.



 Patricia Lovett










Patricia Lovett MBE,  Chair, Heritage Crafts Association 

The Heritage Crafts Association was set up just over ten years ago to act as an umbrella body for traditional crafts and to advocate and promote the crafts for the future. During that time it has produced the Red List of Endangered Crafts, successfully nominated sixteen world-class makers for National Honours, and set up the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Craft, the Heritage Crafts Awards and the Endangered Craft Fund. In her professional life Patricia is a scribe and illuminator specialising in the craft skills and processes in making mediaeval manuscripts. 



Spencer Hannah










Spencer Hannah FRSA, Director and Co-founder, The Herdy Company
Spencer Hannah is a creative and a designer. Born in England and a European, he originally trained at Bolton Art College moving onto Leicester Polytechnic, graduating in ’86. He has worked in the disciplines of Corporate Identity and Brand throughout his design career. A move to the Lake District seventeen years ago with his wife (also a designer) triggered the idea for Herdy – a desire to create something special for the Lake District that finally resulted in their established design practice slipping away. 













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LICA Building
Lancaster University
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 November 2019 from 13:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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