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DM18: Disrupt!

DM18 is returning for its sixth annual series

Time & Date: Thursday 11th October to Sunday 21st October

2018 is the year to DISRUPT. We feel the time is ripe for a rumble, to hear and learn from disruptors from all fields and for us to forge our own creative paths in the face of a gloomy mediated future. 

Over the last five years we’ve seen our city grow at an incredible rate, we still have the largest population of students in Europe and now the cranes hover over more building sites than ever to accommodate this growth. This is the time to look at everything anew.

DM18 is returning for its sixth annual series from 11-21 October and this we will cover more creative areas than ever, always pushing the design agenda in the city and internationally.

We’re close to finalising all of our events for this year and will be feeding information out over the coming months.

Let’s celebrate, innovate, inspire and DISRUPT! 

About Design Manchester

Design Manchester was created to provide the voice of design in and connected with Manchester.

We are a not-for-profit organisation running events and programmes throughout the year. Our headline activity is DM, the annual design festival for the city, which takes place every October and is now in its fourth year.

Design Manchester was established in 2013 with the support of Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University, which remains a key partner. The highlight of the first festival was a day of presentations by designers from Manchester and around the world in the Town Hall. In 2014, Design Manchester linked up with the Science Festival and also attracted thousands to an exhibition of classic trainers by adidas Spezial. That year also saw our first public design debate.



Various Venues - Manchester