New Generation – Design for Living

Mon Oct 17, 2016 - Tue Oct 18, 2016
9:30am - 6:30pm
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New Generation – Design for Living is a two-day workshop event, drawing together expertise, knowledge and community participation around the theme of urban design across the life-course.

Our aims

This event will seek to:

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities that ageing presents us as a society
  • Identify new possibilities for intergenerational collaboration
  • Explore how our city is reimagined, designed and inhabited by future communities

Who’s involved?

Hosted by the Co-op, Manchester Metropolitan University and Age-friendly Manchester Team, MCC the event brings together academic research, policy makers, artists, designers and the people of Manchester to create an ethos for community and collective research.

Overview of the two days.

Day 1, Monday – Symposium
On Day One we will be working with key academic researchers, policy makers, artists and designers to pull together best practice, research and innovation. This day is invite only, please contact if you would like to attend, providing information about your research interests. Find out more here:

Day 2, Tuesday – Open Workshops
Day Two is when work will be shared with the wider public and when we want you to join us. As an intergenerational project looking at future Manchester, there is no restriction on who can join us and we want to reflect the diversity of Manchester.

This day will focus on a series of open workshops lead by city partners including:

The workshops will explore early ideas around intergenerational design as a springboard to develop new projects, programmes and collaborations. Your experiences and thoughts will be encouraged as we explore some of the newest thinking in urban design.

Alongside the symposium over both days Students from Manchester School of Art and ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands will work as multi disciplinary DESIGN LABs exploring notions of encountering the city. Students will be working with the LiFE research group and the Pomona community to research, test and design OPISO* sensing instruments that interpret and propose future scenarios in response to Pomona Island.

At the end of both days, we will take our discussions to The Pilcrow, a new community built public house serving an excellent range of drinks to conclude the days workshops and look at the next steps involved for the various projects discussed.

How to get involved:
Register to join us for Day Two on our Eventbrite page (link below).

Follow the event via #newgendesign16 on Twitter.

Learn more about our speakers and workshops here.

This event is supported by:MMU-page-logo-1200


Photographic images of items from the Bradford Pit Archive and Oxford North archaeological dig finds by Adeana Brathwaite, Chloe Ogden, Emma Wilkins, Hayleigh Longman, BA (Hons), Photography, Manchester School of Art. Photographic workshop run by Joseph Briggs-Price, Photographer and teaching assistant, BA (Hons) Photography, Manchester School of Art’.