Image: Avebury Textile, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor, London
We can now reveal our exciting schedule for the week and are inviting design savvy visitors to visit us at the pop-up art installation on the 23rd to 25th May. (132 -140 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DY)
Keeping creativity in the city: Tuesday 23 May 2017, 6 – 7pm
This debate will explore the critical issue of how developers, architects and activists must join forces to preserve and develop London’s creative workspaces, and endeavour to find commercially viable, sustainable solutions to the increasing affordability challenges facing the city’s designers, makers and artists, if the capital is to retain its creative capital. On the panel will be Jacob Loftus, CEO of General Projects, Candida Gertler, co-founder of Outset contemporary arts fund, Andrew Harris, co-director of Bartlett Urban Lab and Matt Yeoman, director of BuckleyYeomanGray Architects. The talk will be chaired by James McLachlan editor of Icon Magazine.
• Jacob Loftus, CEO General Projects
• Candida Gertler, Co-founder OUTSET Contemporary Arts Fund
• Andrew Harris, Co-director of The Bartlett Urban Lab
• Matt Yeoman, Director BuckleyYeomanGray Architects
Chair: James McLachlan, Editor of Icon Magazine
From canvas to carpet: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 8.30 – 10am
This talk will explore the creative and technical process of transforming and translating complex designs into Carpet. Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design at Brintons will be in discussion with contemporary artist and film maker Shezad Dawood, to discuss Dawood’s recent collaboration with the heritage English brand. For the installation Dawood has created a triptych from the fabrics and then printed and rendered visual motifs and themes from his own archive of work, across film, painting and sculpture. The discussion will be chaired by freelance writer Suzanne Trocmé and take place in the loading bay of Technique 132-140 Goswell Road.
• Shezad Dawood, Contemporary artist and film maker
• Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design Brintons
Chair: British designer, curator and author Suzanne Trocmé
The fall and rise of Clerkenwell: Thursday 25 May 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Chaired by Architecture critic, writer and broadcaster, Tom Dyckhoff, this debate uncovers the essential ingredients for a creative community, by charting the transformation of this quintessential case study from declined industrial quarter in the 1980s to today's cultural powerhouse. We bring together key figures from this journey to uncover the conditions necessary to create a successful post-industrial neighbourhood, mirroring the UK's own reinvention from manufacturing to service economy.
• Piers Gough, Director CZWG Architects
• Sarah Gaventa, Cultural regeneration consultant and commentator
Chair: Tom Dyckhoff, Architecture critic, writer and broadcaster
BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE TALKS HERE