Among the keynote speakers is architect Will Alsop, the man behind Manchester’s distinctive ‘chips’ building in New Islington .
Other key note peakers include leading political thinker Phillip Blond, New York-based editor of Vice magazine Andy Capper and design expert and commentator Stephen Bayley.
The event has been conceived and co-ordinated by Liverpool creative agency Archetype in collaboration with journalist and broadcaster Liam Fogarty, with backing from Liverpool Vision, Baltic Creative and the Plus Dane housing group
“We thought the time was right to ask some fundamental questions about where the city is heading and whether it still retains the capacity for radical thought and
expression,” said Archetype Managing Director Jon Egan.
“We believe we have brought together contributors who will have something lasting and thought-provoking to say about the city.”
Liam Fogarty added: “Liverpool X is in part a showcase for a city most Liverpudlians know little about, a city of creative risk-takers who are re-shaping the place we live in.”
The keynote speakers will be joined by:
- editor and author Paul Du Noyer
- chronicler of Liverpool’s musical heritage Professor Alan Harding of the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine
- broadcaster Roger Hill
- Liverpool Biennial Director Sally Tallant
- retailer Lee Fleming
- Sound City head Dave Pichilingi
The event will run through the night as well with a performance programme curated by Josh Burke of leading Liverpool promoters Waxxx.
Registration for the event is available through the liverpoolx.com website.