Award winning US Designer
What is designival?
Designival is the North's biggest and most established design festival of 2012. Taking place in Liverpool on November 22nd - 23rd at some of the coolest new venues in the city, Designival will feature a whole host of must-see events intended for the design obsessed. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, an architect or a web designer - all we ask is that you appreciate every aspect of design, from the intricate balance between concept and creation, to digital and print.
From keynote sessions with icons of the design industry, the festival will also feature a design-themed Breakfast, Masterclasses, Portfolio Surgeries, Open Studio tours, BLAB with Kin2Kin, Networking, Exhibitions, The Designist, as well as a RIBA archi-tour exploring the design gems of the city and an After-Party running into the early hours. On top of all this we'll be openly discussing what design means to you. Book your tickets today and join the conversation.
BLABMini meets KIN
Day 2 (Delegate pass only)
Business Development with David Parrish
What to expect?
This year marks the biggest design festival in the event's history, with an anticipated 500 creatives from across the UK attending two days, packed with events across the city. Attendees include some of the largest creative companies in the north here to see and learn from some of the biggest names in the design world.
The full day delegate pass for Day 2 will include access to the Keynote speakers, a Design Breakfast, Masterclasses, Portfolio Surgeries, Exhibitions and the After-party. Please note the following sessions in Day 1 will not be included in the delegate pass and should be booked separately:
BLAB - To book click here
D&AD - Tickets sold out
RIBA - To book Call Anna Johnson on 0151 703 0107 (proof of delegate pass purchase should be provided via email)
Camp & Furnace
67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 0BY
Camp and Furnace is a new kind of venue. Nestled within the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, this refreshing, exciting and laid-back venue has already proved to be massive hit with the people of Liverpool.
Formerly three industrial spaces, a furnace, a blade factory and a coach shed - now as Camp and Furnace, this ultimate event space hosts an eatery, a bar, a music venue, a boutique caravan hotel, an indoor festival park and a photographic studio, to name only but a few. In short we know you'll agree Camp and Furnace is the best place to host the North's biggest design festival.
65-67 Bold Street
Liverpool L1 4EZ
A space that can accommodate creativity and good times is a place after our own heart. LEAF on Bold Street is exactly that - a unique, independent teashop and bar located on a street steeped in history and a hub for local creatives.
LEAF presents a variety of events in a distinctive setting with its own unique vibe and personality. Serving up countless varieties of loose-leaf tea in a great atmosphere, this is the ideal place for people to relax, enjoy culture and soak up the best in new music, all housed in a creative and imaginative space at any time of the day.
Curated by culture connoisseurs The Double Negative
the Designist is our A-Z of everything you need to see and do in Liverpool.
From great architecture to great coffee, this visitor guide will be like
no other. Designed with the designer in mind the Designist will be the
undisputed bible for the real design tourists.
Website coming soon!
We’ve got some more fantastic additions for Friday’s Designival event at Camp and Furnace!…
About ACME & Liverpool Vision
ACME is the development agency for the creative industries on
Merseyside. Ensuring that the sector remains at the forefront of the
region's strategy for economic growth; ACME works with public and private
sector partners to proactively lobby and advise funders and policy makers.
As well as its strategic role, ACME also provides practical support for
businesses operating in the region which includes; tailored one-to-one
mentoring and advice, strategic development programmes, information
support services and sector focused networking opportunities.
In 2009 Merseyside ACME joined forces with Liverpool Vision.
Liverpool Vision is the Economic Development Company for Liverpool.
Established at a critical stage in the city's urban and economic
renaissance, the company is now enabling Liverpool to complete and
accelerate the considerable economic recovery and growth it has
experienced over the last decade. Liverpool Vision is focused on
building a confident and competitive international city, a vibrant
knowledge centre and cultural capital whose dynamic creativity drives
a thriving and inclusive economy.
Designival is fast becoming a major event in the UK design calendar. ACME first supported Design Symposium North in 2009 and it remains an important part of the organisations commitment to support the continued growth of this sector.