Coming soon – Keep Calm Prepare for Change

logoclusterkeepcalm2014-1-2It’s not too long before the unique partnership event Keep Calm Prepare for Change will be held on Tuesday 18 November.

This annual event is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University at the awarding winning new School of Art building – Benzie Building.

Professor John Brooks, Vice Chancellor, said “I am delighted that MMU are hosting the keep calm event for 2014 and hope that the creativity that our students demonstrate will inspire the office of the future”. 

For the third year running this RSA North West led event is promising to stir an interesting debate. Matthew Taylor CEO of the RSA will be giving his ‘Power to Create’ lecture.

This is the second time I will have attended the excellent North West Keep Calm conference and I am very much looking forward to speaking on ‘Power to Create’ to the thoughtful and well connected audience,” he said.

 A response to the lecture will be given by the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Chair, Mike Blackburn.

In addition, the event also introduces a student design competition on the idea of designing a sustainable work space or place of work using the circular economy. The final of the competition will take place at the event when shortlisted students from Manchester School of Architecture and School of Art will present their ideas before a prestigious panel and audience.

It is the first time that the event has hosted a competition and welcomes property developers Bruntwood and interior designers Sheila Bird as its sponsors.

“We’re passionate about the future of workspace so this is a great opportunity for us to support fresh talent and creative thinking,” said Kate Vokes, Marketing and HR director, Bruntwood. 

“I’m only too happy to be involved in this exciting competition. It is an excellent way to encourage young design talents in Manchester,” said Atul Bansal from Sheila Bird.

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