The Dott 07 Festival opens in six weeks time in Gateshead, England. It brings together the results of projects and events that explore what sustainable life in one region could be like â€“ and how design can help us get there. North East England, as one of the birthplaces of the carbon age, is anxious to help design its replacement. The 12 day Festival runs 16-28 October on the banks of the River Tyne. Doors of Perception has programmed its content.
John Thackara, the programme director, has posted 20 reasons to go there.