Sheffield Design Weekender

After a successful debut in June this year, Sheffield Design Week is back with the Design Week-ender: a mini festival of events taking place in the city this weekend. The three-day line-up includes talks, screenings, a design-themed pub quiz and a new installation from The Designers Republic…

Atoms Vectors Pixels Ghosts (pictured above) is a 120-metre stretch of graphic hoardings opposite Sheffield train station. The hoardings are described as “ideas and fictions snatched from the ether, filtered and forged into concrete logic nets and rationalised parameters, and fizzed out into endless possibilities approaching not knowing.

“They represent they represent glitched dreamscapes, or digital organic technology disintegrating the science of what is into the coded possibilities of ‘what if’. Certainly they are ghosts in the machine, substance free altered states and/or humanish scan codes captured somewhere between random and design,” says TDR.

If you’re still wondering what it’s all about, Ian Anderson will be giving a talk on the project at Sheffield Hallam on Friday November 21 – it’s free to attend, and tickets can be booked here. TDR will also be projecting AVPG into the sky above the city’s Park Hill estate, while an exhibition at Made North gallery will showcase AVPG prints and materials.

Other events taking place this weekend include a design pub quiz at the Rutland Arms, a Pecha Kucha evening at Sheffield University, an open studio event at Yorkshire Artspace and a Startup Weekend at the city’s Enterprise Zone, where attendees will work in teams to devise solutions to pressing global problems. For details, or for more info about Sheffield Design Week, see