The ‘collab’ has become a feature of contemporary consumer culture, easy to write off as a cynical marketing trick to ramp up demand. But genuine, constructive collaboration is a route to fresh innovation, insight and meaningful long-term relationships. The pandemic has also alerted us to the possibilities of ‘virtual’ collaboration as digital tools have made working together easier, quicker and cheaper. How will creative companies embrace the new possibilities of physical and virtual collaboration?
About Nick Compton
Nick Compton is a former features director of Wallpaper* magazine and now contributing editor. He is also co-founder of creative agency Bureau BCM. He writes about art, architecture, design and fashion and has squeezed into all kinds of creative spaces.
About Meirion Pritchard . Meirion Pritchard is a former creative director of Wallpaper* magazine, senior art director at the New York-based creative agency Lloyd&Co and is now a Design Director at Nike and based in Portland.
About Ollie Olanipekun
Ollie Olanipekun is the founder and creative director of the creative and strategy agency Futurimpose and the founder of Flock Together, ‘A birdwatching support club combatting the underrepresentation of black, brown & POC in nature.
About Sarah Akigbogun
Sarah Akigbogun is an architect and filmmaker, founder of Studio Aki and XXAOC, ‘an online resource documenting female architects of colour past and present’, and Vice Chair of Women In Architecture. She also holds an MA in Acting from Drama Centre, Central St Martins.
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.