20 July 2017

DM17, Manchester’s festival of design and creativity, today announces a “four-track EP of events” on the theme of Fizzing at the Terminals. The four events are a celebratory Buzzcocks gig…

25 May 2017
The RIBA North West Regional Awards 2017, Manchester School of Art

In these days immediately following the mindless attack at Manchester Arena, it is impossible to write about anything Mancunian except in that context – not least because everything is coloured by…

27 April 2017
Why Enterprise City UK is important for all of Manchester, not just the creative entrepreneurs who will make it their base.
Roundtable discussion at the launch of Enterprise City UK at Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 26 April

On Monday last week, the Washington Post carried a headline that read: “This guy…

20 March 2017
Image: Barbara Brown, Frequency, Heal Fabrics, 1969. Screen-printed furnishing cotton.

Asked about his slogan “I miss my pre-internet brain” in an interview with the FT, the artist Douglas…

19 February 2017

The Bonded Warehouse is a looming presence in the middle of the old Granada Studios complex in Manchester city centre: a cavernous reminder of the industrial revolution, soon to be transformed…

17 February 2017
Malcolm Garrett, Alan Kitching and Peter Girardi in Manchester, October 2016. Photo © Sebastian Matthes for Design Manchester

The sound of Celia Stothard fills the room at 19 Cleaver Street in…

16 September 2016
Nurturing creative projects until they can stand on their own feet is all about relationships, as illustrated by this case study of Design Manchester which I presented at the Complex Webs event…
16 June 2016
Living Cities, a display of works from the Collection in the George Economou Gallery on level 4 of The Switch House, curated by Ann Coxon. Above: Peter Saville’s logo for the newly…
22 March 2016

Workshops with end users and service providers for an Internet of Things pilot took place at Camden Collective in London on March 9, 2016. The pilot, by the VITAL IoT consortium, explores how…

11 November 2015

Introducing 53 Spaces, the IoT-powered prototype app for smarter working

18 October 2015

Made You Look, a Look & Yes documentary by Paul O’Connor and Anthony Peters, offers a fascinating glimpse into the techniques and inspirations of a wide range of contemporary makers: artists,…

16 October 2015

It is the second year we’ve organised a public debate as a highlight of the Design Manchester festival – and once again, our panel underscored Manchester’s place at the heart of the nation’s…

15 October 2015

An entire village of Grade 1 listed buildings in an inaccessible location may seem an unlikely location for a music and arts festival, but for Festival No. 6 (Best New Festival 2012, Best…

11 October 2015
Published in: Smart Cities Applications and Deployments V1 (VITAL Consortium), October 11, 2015

Driven by progress in mobile technology and by structural developments in advanced economies, working patterns are changing rapidly, with self-employed workers, startups and SMEs, but…

13 November 2014

Smarter working in Camden Town. Introduction to the VITAL IoT prototype in London.

31 October 2014

Oct 31, 2014. Organised as part of DesignManchester 14, NORTH: The Great Debate brought together national and regional leaders of the…

16 August 2014

“Across the globe governments and municipalities are looking at the next generation of communication and information networks and how they can use this infrastructure to help build a smart city,”…

21 July 2014

The London partners of three international…

17 October 2011

Building on the vision of Kevin Lynch, who…

11 October 2011

In 2005, the proportion of the world’s population living in cities reached 49% (3.2 billion people). By 2030, 60% of the global population – five billion – is expected to live in urban areas.…

28 November 2008

On 5 November 2008, Applied Information Group managing…

14 May 2008

Attitudes to the use and availability of publicly owned information have shifted significantly in recent years, partly due to technological advances, and partly to political commitments to…

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