One Size Fits None

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29 Jun 2018

6pm to 9pm

Friday 29 June 
6 - 9pm
LCC Studio, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre 
Tickets can be booked on a donations basis via Eventbrite

This Happened is a series of talks focusing on the stories behind interaction design and technology. By delving into their own personal experiences, speakers from different backgrounds identify obstacles which have informed their practices overtime.
About the event:
What is broken? Who and what could become the drivers of change in a society that still struggles to cater for disability?
The 28th instalment of This Happened London will present experiences of designers, artists and curators who are breaking ground with works tackling assumptions and exclusivity within creative fields. Throughout the evening, our focus will be shifting back and forth between personal stories, how assumptions may inhibit the creative process, and designing for specific abilities can restrict solutions. Speakers will explore how the contexts their practices are in relate to ongoing societal challenges, as well as how their work either contributes to or challenges wider systems and networks.
One Size Fits None will aim to highlight the importance of inclusivity in fields such as art, design, technology and fashion. Our speakers will be invited to question the reasons behind their work, the events that led them to take the path of inclusivity. How does one design, create for and/or with disability, what is the process behind each project, and most of all, what are the right questions to ask? How to understand what is truly needed to fight discrimination and exclusion and, once a goal is established, how does one recognise when something can work?

Confirmed speakers:

Ben Glover: Ben is a deaf artist who has pursued his interest in multimedia design using interactive technologies, including virtual reality, to create new and exciting visual experiences

Ross Atkin: A researcher, designer and engineer based in East London, Ross works mainly on projects trying to make it easier for disabled people to get around and live independently. He is part of the ‘Fix Team’ who build one-off pieces of technology to solve problems for disabled people on BBC2’s The Big Life Fix.

Salomé Bazin: She is a multidisclipinary designer and artist. Salomé has a special interest in healthcare research, with a focus on patient engagement and surgical training. She is the founder of Cellule, a collaborative design studio for healthcare innovation working accross product and immersive experience design.

Rosa Hutchesson: Rosa is a knitwear designer based in Nottingham, some of her work include knitted textiles designed with tactility in mind, inspired by relationships between autism and the senses. Colour, texture and scale are carefully considered to create exciting, trend driven fashion fabrics that lend themselves towards sensory exploration.

Henrique Ghersi: Henrique is a Multimedia Creative Director & Designer for conceptualizing, directing, designing and executing projects for all things Live: theatre, concerts, brand experiences, events and installations as well as content for TV & Film.


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