DM17: Manchester’s fifth design festival

Image: Andrew Brooks / Process

2017 is a year of change. The Metro Mayor election last May triggered significant devolution of powers to the city region. Uncertainties around international  trade and free movement continue to present challenges for the creative industries.

Manchester’s fifth design festival, from 11–22 October, celebrated change and took the challenges head on, working with our partners to showcase talent, ask questions and create opportunities for design solutions, for careers and for enterprise.

Our 2017 festival programme offered more than 60 events, including exhibitions, workshops, films, debates, parties and other events at iconic venues around the city region.

We still have many events and exhibitions running into 2018 so sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep informed.

You can also download our 2017 festival brochure here