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Free talks on media and design in Universities Week

07 June 2011 @TeessideUni


The future of the media and sustainability in design will be the focus of two talks which can be heard here at Teesside University.

Both talks, which are free and open to the public, are taking place as part of Universities Week.

Running from June 13 to 19, Universities Week is a national campaign highlighting the impact universities have on society with each day focusing on an aspect of their influence on the economy, culture, society, and the future.

Paul Denison, Principal Lecturer in Design, presents Design in the Age of Sustainability In the first of the two free talks, Paul Denison, Principal Lecturer in Design, will present Design in the Age of Sustainability, on Monday 13 June, in the University’s Centuria Building, Room H0.053, off Victoria Road, Middlesbrough, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, with refreshments from 6.00pm.

Paul’s talk on sustainable design will look at how creativity has been harnessed to try to solve some of the environmental and social sustainability issues currently facing the world.

He will examine how the University’s own students and alumni contribute to this specialist field and focus on a range of Sustainable Design approaches, including upcycling and design for behavioural change.

Warren Harrison, Principal Lecturer in Media Production presents The Now and Future of Media The second talk will be given by Warren Harrison, Principal Lecturer in Media Production, on Friday 17 June, in the University’s Athena Building, Room A2.01, Southfield Road, Middlesbrough, from 11.00am to noon, with refreshments from 10.30am.

Warren’s talk, The Now and Future of Media, will explore the changes in how many of us now interact with and consume media, while discussing the implications of this behaviour for both ourselves and the media industries.

To reserve a place on either of these events please call 01642 342887 or email

In the News

Judging impact of the media
Northern Echo, 08/06/2011, p.14
As part of Universities Week, two talks which are open to the public will take place at Teesside University. The free talks will look at the future of media and design.