Event preview: Dinner with a side of design during Design Currency 2010

13 January 2010
Vancouver (Canada) - As part of Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010, 'Dinner with a side of design' will engage local leaders and designers in collaborative conversations focused around the complex themes of sustainability, culture and economics.
Vancouver (Canada) - Consisting of three intimate and interactive dinners, taking place as part of Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010, Dinner with a side of design will engage local leaders and designers in collaborative conversations focused around the complex themes of sustainability, culture and economics.

The concept

Imagine inviting some of your city officials to dinner. You serve amazing food and drink and let some designers and other members of the community join in. You pose a topic to the group and to facilitate the dinner conversation, include a designed tablecloth that becomes a place to visualise the conversations that occur. This activity acts as a conduit for new ideas to emerge when considering how to collectively work toward a common future. By treating complexity with a measure of comradery, we are encouraged to see each other and our collective problems differently.

What if this was the new way that policies were introduced and discussed?

And what if, instead of having a town hall meeting to address new by-laws, you invited a few members of the community to also join in at this table?

Maybe it becomes the way that new ideas get introduced in order to test their validity and acceptance?

More information coming soon

To take part in Dinner with a side of design, check the event website again soon for confirmed dates and ticket information.



For more information, please visit:
www.designweekvancouver.ca

Or contact:

Project Manager
Michal Steckiw
T: +44 203 239 1399
F: +1 514 448 4949
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GDC
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
T: +1 877 496 4453
T: +1 613 567 5400
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Event Secretariat
CONGREX HOLLAND BV
T: +31 20 50 40 200
F: +31 20 50 40 225
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About the event
Hosted in one of Canada's most innovative cities, Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010 will include a two-day International Conference, a Design Keynote, a Design Trade Fair and the 2010 Graphex 2010 Awards. Join fellow designers, business leaders and government in reshaping our understanding of the value of design.

Register before 1 February 2010 and save
Online registration is now open. Register before 1 February 2010 to take advantage of the best rates.