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October 03, 2007

20 Dott 07 festival highlights

DESIGNS OF THE TIME FESTIVAL
Why go to the Festival?
When is the best time to go?
How do i get there?
Where do I stay?

WHY GO TO THE DOTT FESTIVAL?
It brings together the results of projects and events that explore what sustainable life in one region (North East England) could be like – and how design can help us get there. The projects do not propose global answers - they are site-specific, and are co-designed with citizens. But they usually incorporate new technology, and in every case novel design challenges have been confronted. The 12 day Festival runs 16-28 October in Baltic Square on the banks of the River Tyne - a birthplace of the carbon age.

20 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

1) Free Dott Manual (if you have five converastions with a stranger)
2) Debates: http://www.dott07.com/go/dottdebates
3) Festival site: http://www.dott07.com/go/festival
4) Town Criers: http://www.dott07.com/go/vitalsigns
5) Landscape/Portrait: http://www.dott07.com/go/landscape
6) Move Me! http://www.dott07.com/go/moveme
7) Welcomes: http://www.dott07.com/go/welcomes
8) Urban Camping: http://www.dott07.com/go/designcamp
9) Landlines: http://www.dott07.com/go/movement/design-camp/landlines/
10) Mapping The Necklace http://www.mapping-the-necklace.org.uk/
11) New Work http://www.dott07.com/go/newwork
12) Low Carb Lane http://www.dott07.com/go/lowcarblane
13) Eco Design Challenge http://www.dott07.com/go/eco-design-challenge/
14) Our New School http://www.dott07.com/go/school
15) Journey Through Dementia http://www.dott07.com/go/alzheimer100
16) Design and sexual health http://www.dott07.com/go/dash
17) Our cyborg future? http://www.dott07.com/go/cyborg
18) City Farming http://www.dott07.com/go/urbanfarming
19) DE07 http://www.dott07.com/go/de07
20) Region http://www.dott07.com/go/what-is-dott-07/about-north-east-england/

WHEN WOULD BE THE BEST TIME TO GO?
You coud 'do' the festival in a morning - but rushed visits are old-paradigm. The days Thursday 18 to Monday 22 October are probably best. Monday 22 is a one day mini-Doors, on Food Systems, Cities, and Design.

WILL THERE BE A DOORS GET-TOGETHER?
What a good idea. Yes. At 18:00h on Sunday 21 October. Somewhere nearby the Festival. Watch this space.

WHEN ARE THE MAIN DEBATES?

CYBORG: OUR FUTURE HUMAN BODY.
Café Scientifique – 19:00-21:00
Monday 15 October

THE MOVEMENT DILEMMA
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – 18:00-20:00
Thursday 18 October

DESIGN AND SEXUAL HEALTH
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – 11:00 -14:00
Friday 19 October

THE JOURNEY THROUGH DEMENTIA
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – 15:00-17:30
Friday 19 October

FOOD SYSTEMS & CITIES
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – 11:00-16:00
Monday 22 October

LOW CARB LANE.
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art 12:00 –14:00
Tuesday 23 October

SUSTAINABILITY, SCHOOLS, AND SCHOOLING
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art 15:00-17:30
Tuesday 23 October

INTERSECTIONS
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – 09:30-19:00
Thursday 25 October Friday 26 October

DO I NEED TO RESERVE SEATS AT THESE DEBATES?
Yes, here: http://www.dott07.com/go/dottdebates/register

HOW DO I GET TO NORTH EAST ENGLAND?

UK LAND CONNECTIONS
http://www.intersections07.com/gettingthere.html

FLIGHT CONNECTIONS
http://www.newcastleairport.com/Destinations/Destinations.htm?Version=access

FLIGHT TIMETABLES
http://www.newcastleairport.com/NR/rdonlyres/1C2B405E-12D6-41B3-81BC-7D43E3DFC6D1/0/NCLCOMPLETEAUGUST07.pdf

WHERE DO I STAY?
http://www.intersections07.com/accom.html

Posted by John Thackara at October 3, 2007 10:55 AM