HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city

HemingwayDesign co-founder to speak in the city 

The University of Cumbria, in partnership with Carlisle City Council, is delighted to be welcoming Wayne Hemingway MBE to deliver a public lecture at The Old Fire Station on Thursday 8 February 2018.

Wayne Hemingway MBE is co-founder of HemingwayDesign, specialising in place-making and regeneration, graphics and identity, exhibition design and event curation. He built ‘Red or Dead’ into a globally-celebrated label which he sold in 1999. A philosophy of improving the things that matter in life runs through everything HemingwayDesign does. Through his lecture, Wayne will provide an insight into breathing new life into old concepts and how to cut through the ordinary and expected with powerful and visionary design. 

Acting as design champions, HemingwayDesign is supporting creative landscape and urban design consultancy Gillespies in the first stages of the masterplanning process for Carlisle's proposed new development St Cuthbert's Garden Village to the south of the city. In advance of delivering his lecture in the evening, Wayne will be attending a stakeholders' consultation event in support of this undertaking to bring 10,000 new houses and associated infrastructure to the area.

Director of the university's Institute of the Arts, Roddy Hunter, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Carlisle City Council in bringing Wayne Hemingway back to the city. He is an inspirational speaker and will provide our students, industry leaders, arts organisations and the wider general public with an excellent opportunity to learn from his experience and how we can continue to enhance the economic, social and cultural offer through art and culture”

This event starts at 6.00pm with places allocated on a strictly first come–first served basis. The event is proving to be popular, so to reserve your free place email eventsioa@cumbria.ac.uk or telephone Karen Jones on 01228 400301.


Wayne gives a glimpse of his planned presentation in this video clip