Talk: ‘sustainable | FOOD | art’ at Austrian Culture Forum London, 8th December 2022

I’ve been invited to join a conversation at the Austrian Culture Forum London to accompany their autumn exhibition ‘sustainable | FOOD | art‘ by Austrian art duo Honey & Bunny.

Sonja Stummerer (one half of the duo) will be joined by me and esteemed peers, the curator and writer Catherine Flood who curated the ‘FOOD: Bigger than the Plate‘ exhibition at the V&A in 2019 and Rob Shorter from Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), who aim to help create 21st century economies that are regenerative and distributive by design, so that they can meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.

In the context of the exhibition, we will explore how the arts can help facilitate important conversations about climate change and the future of our planet.

Free but booking is required. To reserve a place please rsvp to [email protected] or book online:

7pm, 8th December 2022

Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ

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Auctioneer: Beasley Brothers Repair Shop at SCP, 12th October 2022

As part of the ‘Eternally Yours‘ exhibition, Somerset House commissioned designer Carl Clerkin to build a functioning repair shop in their gallery, named the Beasley Brothers Repair Shop.

SCP along with Very Good and Proper, Ercol, Pearson Lloyd, Jasper Morrison Studio, and John Tree Studio have all donated components to the shop. Broken parts, excess stock, and waste material were sent to be repurposed. Carl Clerkin and a host of designer-makers set to work, breathing life into unwanted materials.

An exhibition of all the outcomes are being displayed from 4–12 Oct at SCP, culminating with an auction on the evening of 12th October. I will be the auctioneer of each piece, alongside SCP editor Duncan Riches in what promises to be a fun evening.

6-9pm, 12th October 2022 (free to attend)

SCP East, 135-139 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BX

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Talk: Blemished and Bent; designing with nature, 24th September 2022

Sara Grady and Alice Robinson, the co-founders of the new regenerative leather company Grady + Robinson, have invited me to join a discussion around the themes of material culture and design and its connections to food and farming. Regenerative designer Sebastian Cox will also join the discussion.

The talk, titled “Blemished and Bent; designing with nature” accompanies their exhibition “Leather from British Pastures” with a display of objects, material, and imagery connecting leather with regenerative agriculture. The exhibition is open from 20-25th September 2022 as part of the London Design Festival.

Our talk takes place at 5pm on 24th September 2022 at the exhibition venue, Rochelle School in Shoreditch, London.

Free to attend – registration necessary