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Design of the Times


SERIO are conducting a longitudinal evaluation of the Design of the Times (Dott) programme, to assess its impact on Cornwall.

Dott Cornwall is a design focused programme, based on the concept that design can make a positive contribution to communities and create a more sustainable, inclusive society. Delivered through a partnership between the Design Council, Cornwall Council and University College Falmouth, the programme brings together local communities and world class designers to work on projects to develop design led solutions to economic and social challenges.

The evaluation will examine the effectiveness of the programme against its aims and objectives, review the enhancement and added value that Dott brings to the European Convergence Fund and ESF projects, and evaluate the legacy of the programme in leaving Cornwall a changed place.

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