Confluence: The future for Europe’s creative economies.

August 5, 2011

Designersblock together with the European Commission in the UK present a one day conference exploring key issues and opportunities facing Europe’s creative economies. Creativity will be the driver of future European economies but is it understood? In what ways will its impact be felt by traditional industries and infrastructures? The digital economy is already changing the marketplace for ideas. How will we be affected, as consumers and service providers? Where will we work and how can creativity revitalise our cities? What can Government and higher education learn if it is to effectively support entrepreneurialism and the growth of the creative economy? What does a new generation of creatives think? The day promises lively debate and original thought, involving 16 speakers from industry, education, government and across the creative sector.

An accompanying exhibition in the ‘12 Star Gallery’ has been curated by designersblock. Selecting one object from each year, showcased at designersblock events since its launch in 1998, they offer insights into how contemporary products anticipate and inspire cultural change. It covers a period when creativity has moved from the side lines to centre stage in the collective imagination and in our economies.

13th September
10.00 – 18.00
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14th to 30th September
Monday to Friday
10.00 – 18.00

Private view
13th September
18.30 – 20.30

See also
Designersblock’s 14th annual London exhibition is a showcase of over 100 international exhibitors spread through this magnificent 3000sqm Victorian office and warehouse site, during the London Design Festival.

Designersblock London
22nd to 25th September
The Farmiloe Building,
34 St John Street, Clerkenwell

Register here for free entry to Designersblock London 2011.