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Ex-UK Design Council head to give Wellington lecture

Ex-UK Design Council head to give Wellington lecture

Former UK Design Council head David Kester is heading to New Zealand next month and will give a free public talk at Te Papa on the transformative power of design for communities and public services.

His visit takes him to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch (where he will look at design for the rebuild).

Kester, who resigned from the UK Design Council in June this year after 10 years as chief executive, will address how New Zealand can use design to create more valuable products and services, and generate higher returns when he meets leading figures in business, design, regional and economic development, and public sector senior managers.

His projects this year have included new prototypes in the field of dementia care and assisted living, and the launch of the Olympic torch designed by Barber Osgerby.

When: 11am, Sunday November 11

Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington