Past talks

is an Amsterdam based art historian. She is co-founder and director of Droog, the renowned experimental design initiative from the Netherlands, a down to earth design mentality with a human touch that opposed the high style and form based world of design.

is a London-based artist whose work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity. Morag has been fascinated by how colour and pattern can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places.

is an American documentary photographer. She is member of Magnum Photos since 1976. She is best known for her images of war-torn Nicaragua and American carnival strippers. Her works have been published in The New York Times, The Times, among others.

is a filmmaker with a diverse range of talents combining different techniques and approaches, working across traditional hand drawn 2D, stop-motion, digital imagery and live-action. Anna's first music video won a Bafta at the New Talent Awards. More recently Anna has directed the short film 'What is Beauty?' released for International Women's Days 2018, which has received over 15 million hits.

is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. She specializes in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures. Since August 2018 she has been Director of the Architectural Association in London.

is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life.

is one of the world’s most famous trend forecasters. As an intuitive thinker who travels the world studying the evolution of socio-cultural trends before sharing this information with her clients in industries as diverse as fashion, textiles, interiors, cars, cosmetics, retail and food.

is the design director of The New York Times Magazine where she leads the creative team responsible for the design and art direction of The Magazine and its supplements.

is an interaction and media design artist. Together with Roel Wouters she is head of the Amsterdam based studio Moniker. With Moniker, they explore characteristics of technology, and how it influences our daily lives. They are experts in participatory projects and have a warm heart for the web, film and performances. Together with Edo Paulus and Jonathan Puckey, Moniker authored the Conditional Design Manifesto.