We hope you are enjoying the summer heat. Sorry for the radio silence, but its been a busy Summer for the DB team.
As I am sure you are all aware, following the sad demise of our oldest building firm, the refurbishment of the Corn Exchange has necessarily paused. Design Brighton, in its inaugural year 2020, will therefore no longer have its focal epicentre for the conference and exhibition.
So we have decided to take Design Brighton to the streets…
This was our original vision, designed to involve the design community in the same way as Clerkenwell Design Week achieves, capturing the spirit which is Brighton & Hove. We will bring talks, debate and showcases to an intimate network of venues and showrooms within central Brighton to help generate a fervour of collective dialogue around our City’s past, present and future. We will use Brighton itself as a living case study of the challenges facing contemporary cities and seek to inspire visitors to forge new paths to our future. We intend to live stream Talks@DB so that each event can spark off the next creating a hive of activity and purpose. Beyond the city, satellite events will connect across the Greater Brighton region bringing talent within this broader, more sustainable network, into focus.
We have been developing our members monthly events with the inaugural SmallTalks@DB being held on the 5thSeptember 5:30pm-7:30pm at Platf9rm Hove Town Hall and on the first Thursday of every month thereafter. These are free to attend to our members so make sure you join us and don’t miss out.
Our first council supported, design round table will be held on the 16th October and focus on Boundary Road. We are working with the local Cllr’s and community to develop the brief for this event and tickets will be available shortly.
The new membership and events platform will be launching soon on our website, providing up to date news and events booking. Our members all have a vested interest in the development of our region and have come together to deliver the Design Brighton Festival. In our first year we want achieve something special, but cannot do it without you. Join us.
Shhh….DB, pass it on.