21 – 23 September 2017, Old Spitalfields Market, London
Manufactory took place during London Design Festival 2017. It saw designers turn stalls into live making spaces, and transform materials and stories integral to the market into new types of produce. The event explored four broad research agendas:
7 April 2017, Institute of Contemporary Arts
Marking Domains was a one-day conference exploring illustration and narrative art as a domain.
It asked, "Where is home for illustration and the narrative image?", contrasting illustration in the internal, domestic place of ‘home' with the external, public space of the ‘street'. Leading illustration practitioners and educators examined illustration as a visual form of increasing cultural and social significance.
2 November 2016, Kingston University
This one-day symposium brought together students and tutors from several colleges to collectively respond to the question: "What's so alternative about art school?"
The event explored long-standing traditions of risk and rebellion, interrogating the value of Art School as place, concept and transformative process.