It is sometimes easy to forget that there’s more to the creative industries than laptops and noisy zoom calls about influencer marketing. Many young creatives still actually make stuff. We talk about the future of making and manufacturing (micro and macro), the sometimes-strained relationship between design and technology, the dangers of craft nostalgia, material research and more.
Panel discussion chaired by Annie Warburton. Curated by Nick Compton (Wallpaper* magazine).
About Annie Warburton
Annie Warburton is CEO of Cockpit Arts, an award-winning social enterprise and London’s leading studios for contemporary craft and design. @anniebonne
About Bisila Noha
Bisila Noha is a London-based ceramicist of Spanish and Equatorial Guinean heritage and Co-director of arts and activism organisation, Lon-art. @bisilanoha
About Simone Brewster Simone Brewster studied architecture and product design and now creates large scale, statement sculptural furniture and objet d'art and jewellery.
Nick Compton is a contributing editor and former features director at Wallpaper* magazine where he helped develop the Re-Made initiative, a series of collaborations between creatives and manufacturers aiming to reduce exploitation of people and resources. Compton writes about art, architecture, design and fashion. He is also co-founder of creative agency Bureau BCM.
Design District Creates
The latest addition to London’s autumn cultural calendar, Design District Creates is a multidisciplinary celebration of the creative sector, taking place in its new dedicated creative hub on Greenwich Peninsula. From 15 September to 17 October, everyone is invited to explore Design District, with scheduled architecture tours led by Open City, pop-up events, food and drink, and art and design exhibitions including Art Block, in collaboration with NOW Gallery. Following the official opening event on 15 September, Design District will host an eye-opening programme of conversations about design, fashion, craft and innovation, featuring leading voices from across the creative industries in the brand new members club Bureau.