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Glimpse possible futures of designing for a world in constant flux.

Take a walk through our collaborative exhibition as we share the culmination of five years dedicated pursuit of knowledge, funded through a groundbreaking E3 initiative by Research England in 2019. During this time four centres of design-research excellence across the UK applied their expertise to work at the intersection of design and global challenges:

This exhibition comprises of artefacts plus printed and audiovisual materials and interactive exhibits to showcase cutting-edge research undertaken by all four centres of research excellence. The research to be exhibited is funded from many UK Research Councils and other funders. Work will be shown under the following themes: Designing for health and wellbeing, Designing for net zero futures, Designing across disciplines and Digital futures.

Visit Our Exhibitors page to find out more.

Exhibition dates: Thursday 7th March through to Friday 15th March 2024

Exhibition Location: LICA Building, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW.
The exhibition is free to enter and you do not require a ticket.

Directions to Lancaster University on public transport, and other information can be found here.
You can find a map of the LICA Building with Visitor Car Parking shown here.
Visitor Car Parking A is close to the LICA Building is accessed via the main drive.
Please note that you must display a parking ticket available from the pay & display machines.

Exhibition opening times:

  • Thursday 7th March: 10am – 4pm
  • Friday 8th March: 9am – 3pm (for event attendees only)
  • Saturday 9th March: 11am – 4pm
  • Sunday 10th March: CLOSED
  • Monday 11th March: 10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday 12th March: 10am – 4pm
  • Wednesday 13th March: 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday 14th March: CLOSED
  • Friday 15th March: 9am – 2.30pm (for event attendees only – please book here)

Please contact us if you have any questions.