Here’s the ellodave round up of things to look out for and forward to in the design world this month.
things to see.
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V&A DesignLab Loans 28th Sept – 17th Feb | Hanley, Stoke on Trent
When there’s a chance to see objects from the V&A museum without having to spend the money on a train ticket to London, you can count us in. The Potteries Museum is temporary home to six ceramic objects on loan from the prestigious V&A as part of its educational initiative DesignLab Nation, including ceramics from Christopher Dresser. The project will see artefacts from the likes of Grayson Perry travel across the country to various regional partners in order to inspire and preserve the essential role of Art, Design and Technology education.
Birmingham Photography Festival 20th October | BMI, Birmingham
This year is the inaugural Photography Festival for Birmingham, and it’s set to be jam packed. The one day event includes talks from four well known British photographers, a panel consisting of four local photographers as well as a quick-fire presentation session with multiple members of the Birmingham photography community. The event will cover subjects such as street photography, representation in the industry and the legacy of local legend Ten.8 Magazine.
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Design, Sneakers & Hip-Hop: In Conversation with Paul Ayre 23rd Oct | Croydon, London
Award winning art director, designer and sneaker fan Paul Ayre has an impressive back catalogue. As well as being one of the first black British senior creatives at MTV, he has also worked as Art Director for Nickelodeon UK and for clients such as Channel 4, Sony Music, Adidas and Nike. This event will be Ayre in conversation about his life and career, alongside visuals of some of his best known work, including the book ‘Sneakers- Size isn’t Everything’, which he co-authored and designed.
things to watch.
Here at ellodave, we’re trying to be more eco conscious, and this month that involves installing a filtered water machine. This means that our consumption of single use plastic bottles will drop dramatically, and it got us thinking about other ways we could improve our eco warrior status. Second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. Documentary The True Cost explores the more sinister side of garment creation, asking us to consider the human and environmental impact of our clothing purchases. The film examines countries all over the world, from slums to Stella McCartney, raising questions about the impact of the choices we make – as designers and as consumers.
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