A one-day creative symposium of inspirational talks, experiments and live elements.
Curated by It’s Nice That.
Here brings together a vast array of the best practitioners and creative talent from the UK and abroad for a one-day, fast-paced festival of creativity. The speakers will be sharing their practice, process, ideas, and expertise with an emphasis on inspiration.
The French award-winning director, performer and experience designer is known for working with leading scientists and engineers to devise subversive events and performances. Once referred to as the “Willy Wonka of design and science” she’s on a mission to bring chaos, subversion and disorder to the scientific and design world. Ben Hayoun is the director of the International Space Orchestra in NASA Ames, visiting professor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and lectures at Central St Martins, the Royal College of Art, and Goldsmith University in London.
Comedic polymath Adam Buxton is a much-celebrated British writer, actor and director. Co-creator of the highly-acclaimed ‘The Adam & Joe Show’, his creative partnership with Joe Cornish, spanning over a decade, has been showcased on Channel 4, Xfm, BBC 6 Music and E4. Adam presents a popular bi-monthly programme of innovative music videos, guests and internet commentary called BUG which has also developed a cult following. It regularly tours venues across the UK and the rest of the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Amsterdam.
The Spanish collective were founded in 2008 by directors Luis Cerveró, Nicolás Méndez and Lope Serrano in order to produce their own work under the umbrella label CANADA. Represented by Partizan, the three directors work closely alongside producers Oscar Romagosa and Alba Barneda to produce commercials for international clients including Adidas and Sony. They also have an array of superb music videos under their belt for the likes of Justice, Battles and The Vaccines.
The multi-award-winning work of international stage and costumer designer Es Devlin spans a number of genres: from film and tv, to music, theatre, and dance. Her expansive portfolio includes designing for the major Opera Houses around the world, the MTV Europe Music Awards, a one-hour feature film collaboration with Nitin Sawney, stage design for artists like Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Muse, and Jay-Z, creative direction for Rhianna’s BRIT and Grammy Awards performances in 2012. Es also had the honour of designing the set for the Olympic Closing Ceremony last year.
Influential British designer Wayne Hemingway boasts an illustrious career spanning over 30 years. Having set up Red or Dead with his wife and business partner Gerardine Hemingway in the early 1980s (which ran for 21 consecutive seasons on the catwalk at London Fashion Week), they founded HemingwayDesign, a multi-disciplinary design agency. Their work includes a major award-winning housing project in Tyneside for which they coordinated the master planning, architecture, landscaping through to the marketing. Other work includes curating The Queens Diamond Jubilee in June 2012 in Battersea, their on-going Vintage festival and the design for an amusement park in Margate.
The award-winning set designer-cum-illustrator-cum-art director-cum-artist defies convention with her genre-spanning work. Born in Munich, Sarah studied at Central Saint Martin’s before establishing her studio in Berlin in 2007. Her playful work, often using everyday materials reapropriated into new forms,has a unmistakable handmade quality. From developing concepts for editorial as well as commercial clients, her work has graced the pages of Vogue, Creative Review and gained her a far-reaching fan base.
Erik Kessels is creative director of renowned communications agency KesselsKramer based in Amsterdam. Since 1996 Erik has been building an accomplished body of work for national and international clients, as well pursuing personal projects. As an artist and photography collector, Kessels has published several books of his 'collected' images. He has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, given lectures around the world and continues to write regular editorials for numerous international magazines.
Kate Moross has garnered widespread attention as a graphic artist and art director, and rightly so. Founder of Studio Moross, the 26-year-old London-based creative has a fascination for three-sided shapes, illegible typography, and freeform lettering. With an impressive array of clients including Nike, The Guardian and Nokia, her portfolio also boasts art direction and music videos for the likes of Jessie Ware and Simian Mobile Disco.
Mark Porter is a world-renowned editorial designer and former creative director of The Guardian, where he was responsible for the ground-breaking relaunch of the newspaper and the design of it's award-winning website and mobile apps. In 2010 he set up Mark Porter Associates, a design agency working across print, web design and digital media for a high-profile list of international clients.
Joining us on behalf of our event partner is Laurie Pressman, vice-president of the Pantone Color Institute which conducts comprehensive colour research, trend forecasting and consumer analysis. Laurie also sits on the board at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the Fashion Advisory Board at Savannah College of Art and Design and acts as Vice-Chairman of the color standards committee for the Color Marketing Group.
Hailing from the USA (but with a brief stint working in Italy), Andy Rementer has attracted attention both sides of the Atlantic for his characteristically colourful, whimsical work. He divides his time between drawing, cartooning, painting and animating. Having graduated from The University of the Arts in 2004, his work’s gone on to be featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker and by MTV and Urban Outfitters among others. Not only has he exhibited his art in solo and group shows throughout Europe, America and Australia, he was recently made a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club.
Rafaël Rozendaal is a Dutch-Brazilian visual artist based in New York who has received recognition for embracing the internet as his canvas. Rafael’s work explores the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. He also founded BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open-source DIY curatorial format that is spreading across the world. His work has been exhibited inTaipei, Tokyo, Rio, New York and the Venice Biennial among others.
Founded in 2005 by Stuart Wood, Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, rAndom International create artworks and installations using raw fragments of artificial intelligence to encourage relationships between the converging worlds of the animate and inanimate. They received international recognition for the Rain Room, with visitors queuing up to eight hours in the Barbican Centre to see the installation. With a background in electronics, software and engineering Stuart Wood directs the studio’s creative path and artistic implementation of technology.
There are only a limited number of tickets still available for Here 2013. All tickets include lunch and refreshments. Prices include VAT.
Student tickets are available for people currently studying and 2012 graduates. For student discounts (£60 full day passes) please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code. Either email from your student account or alternatively email proof that you are a eligible (ie scan of your id, letter from your university).
The audience at Here reflects the diversity of the programme, comprising attendees from across the creative sector. We were thrilled to have a broad cross-section of culturally-minded folk at last year's event; attendees included an exciting mix of key influencers, designers, high-profile brands, media, creative directors, students, policy makers and senior executives across fashion, advertising, education and digital.
Here is taking place at London’s beautiful Royal Geographical Society. The entrance to the Royal Geographical Society is located on Exhibition Road by the junction to Kensington Gore. There is access to the venue via both tube and bus services.
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