Talk: Dezeen x Bentley Lighthouse talk, 22nd September 2023

Dezeen has teamed up with car brand Bentley for the latest in their series of Bentley Lighthouse Talks.

Taking place during the London Design Festival event, I will be joined by San Francisco studio Fuseproject‘s founder and designer Yves Béhar and design studio PriestmanGoode‘s managing director Kirsty Dias, as well as TRL‘s head of automated transport Karla Jakeman and Bentley’s design director Robin Page.

The talk, titled ‘Towards a new future of mobility’, will discuss innovative new directions in mobility and transport design.

Doors will open at Cromwell Place, 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE at 12pm, with the talk starting at 12:30pm, followed by a drinks reception until 2:30pm.

RSVP is essential at: [email protected].

Talk: Dezeen x Moroso talk ‘Restless Jellyfish’, 20th September 2023

I will be hosting the ‘Restless Jellyfish’ talk with designer Patricia Urquiola and Patrizia Moroso, the art director of the family-run furniture business Moroso.

Held at Moroso’s London showroom, the talk will explore female and dynamic creativity at the intersection of art and design. Moroso’s most recent creations will be on show as part of the talk.

The event will take place at 7-15 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SP from 6:00pm, with the talk starting at 6.30pm.

Talk is free to attend but registration is necessary here.

Talk: Design Transforms, 18th September 2023

I will be participating in a panel discussion about design’s role in delivering a future beyond fossil fuels. Initiated by UPM Biochemicals in partnership with Central Saint Martins (University of The Arts London), the focus is to demonstrate how renewable materials can be implemented in the development of everyday products. Alongside industry change makers and thought leaders, we will explore how we can jointly deliver on the vision to urgently shift to renewable, circular materials.

The talk takes place on Monday 18th September at 5pm at the LVMH Theatre at Central Saint Martins campus in Granary Square, King’s Cross as part of the London Design Festival.

The talk is moderated by Martin Ledwon from UPM Biochemicals and includes artist, designer and campaigner Daniel Lismore; head of sustainability practice at Salterbaxter, Dax Lovegrove; and sustainable design consultant, educator and designer Jane Penty. And me!

The talk is part of the collaboration between UPM and Central Saint Martins that launched earlier this year, briefing students with the challenge of creating new design concepts that have the potential to bring a fossil free future to life, the best of which will be unveiled at the Design Transforms ’23 exhibition.

Talk is free to attend but registration is necessary here.