We are pleased to announce that our public programme is now ready.

With a wide range of exciting roundtable discussions and talks, interactive sessions and workshops running at the same time, there is something for everyone.

All roundtable sessions will be running in Cinema 1 (C1), talks and presentations in Cinema 2 (C2), small interactive sessions in Waterside 1 (W1) and hands-on workshops in Waterside 3 (W3).

Cinema 2 (40 spaces) and Waterside 1 (15 spaces) have limited capacity. To secure your place and participate in these smaller sessions, make sure you register for the event and turn up early.

Places will be allocated on the first come first serve basis.

Download programme (PDF, 76 KB)

Programme summary

Day 1: 12 July

  • 09.30-10.00   Registration
  • 10.00-10.45   Welcome and overview – Cities/Communities/Co-production
  • 10.45-11.15   Morning break
  • 11.15-12.15   Parallel sessions (1)
    • Roundtable: Best laid plans: connection, visibility and loss on the D4D project’ (C1)
    • Pecha Kucha Inspirations (C2)
    • Interactive session: How can a queer/crip new materialism energise thinking about “cities”? (W1)
    • Workshop: Designing a vision for asset-based heritage regeneration (W3)
  • 12.15-13.15    Lunch & exhibition
  • 13.15-14.45   Parallel sessions (2)
    • Roundtable: Everyday participation, community assets and public spaces: methods and practices for locating cultural value (C1)
    • Talks: Citizen-centric services and urban living (C2)
    • Interactive session: Leeds TRUE: Co-creating challenge: bridging gaps between experts and communities (W1)
    • Workshop: Open city: co-creation and design toolkits for smart cities (W3)
  • 14.45-15.15    Afternoon break
  • 15.15-16.45    Parallel sessions (3)
    • Roundtable: The ‘creative’ in ‘co-creating’: Demanding times, future works and everyday lives (C1)
    • Talks: Smart cities, visioning and creative design (C2)
    • Interactive Session: Co-designing the TRUE tool for urban resources and future city ecosystems
    • Workshop: Taking yourselves seriously: creative approaches to social cohesion in communities (W3)

Day 2: 13 July

  • 09.00-10.30    Parallel sessions (4) 
    • Roundtable: Generating diverse models of social enterprise to contribute to the future of flourishing cities: how do we turn the university inside-out and outside-in? (C1)
    • Interactive session: Towards hydrocitizenship (W1)
    • Workshop: Starting from Values: An experiential approach (W3)
  • 10.30-11.00    Morning break
  • 11.00-12.00    Open space session (W1 and W3)
  • 12.00-13.00    Lunch & exhibition
  • 13.00-14.30    Parallel sessions (5)
    • Roundtable: Revisiting the past to re-imagine the future: regeneration projects in North Tyneside and Park Hill (C1)
    • Talks: Diversity, citizens and community politics (C2)
    • Interactive session: The presence of absence (resisting perfection) (W1)
    • Workshop: Sparking connections: how cities co-design their future W3)
  • 14.30-15.00    Afternoon break
  • 15.00–16.30    Parallel sessions (6)
    • Roundtable: Urban development and change in the age of austerity (C1)
    • Talks: Sensory cities – mediated memories: the digital construction and reconstruction of urban experiences and identities (C2)
    • Interactive session: Engaging youth in cultural heritage (W1)
    • 2 Workshops: 1. Migration and settlement (W3) and 2. Digi-tools for engaging young people in envisioning the future city (W3)
  • 16.30-17.00    Final reflections and closing remarks