#DesignForMSK at the Manchester Science Festival

If you missed the #DesignForMSK exhibition last year you're in luck! The work from the project will be on re-display this October as part of Manchester Science Festival.

A Grand Exposition

The Design for MSK project was funded by the NHS and aims to raise awareness of Musculoskeletal conditions through patient-led product design. Myself and a number of Product Design students from Manchester School of Art, as well as researchers from the University of Manchester, worked alongside sufferers of Musculoskeletal conditions aged 16-25 in the Manchester area. With their input we designed a selection of new products which we hoped could improve daily life for them and others. The new products and concept pieces were exhibited last December at the Manchester Art Gallery.

Harriet Whittaker Designer

This year, as part of the Manchester Science festival, our work will be re-displayed along side some new pieces created by local artists responding to the theme of the project. ‘A Grand Exposition’ will take place at Talbot Mill from Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October. The historic location will be transformed into a creative art/science event and exhibition space.


For more details on the event please visit the #DesignForMSK twitter or the Manchester Science Festival or  A Grand Exposition websites.