Here is an annual conference with a difference, a fast­-paced day of insight and inspiration from an international array of art and design talent. It is curated and organised by It’s Nice That, a publishing platform that champions creativity online, in print and through a series of live events. Since the first symposium in 2012, Here has taken place in the splendid surroundings of The Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, west London.

Since the inaugural Here in 2012 we have welcomed Paul Smith, Erik Kessels, Adam Buxton, Marina Willer, Kate Moross, Christoph Niemann, Eike König, Annie Atkins, Ian Tait, Bob & Roberta Smith, Malika Favre, Gail Bichler and Nadav Kander among many others– you can watch videos from previous events on our archive page. To stay up to date with Here announcements you can sign up to our newsletter below, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.


08.30 Registration Opens

10.00 It’s Nice That Introduction
10.10 WeTransfer Opening
10.30 Wilfrid Wood
11.00 Apartamento
11.30 Bob & Roberta Smith

12.00 Lunch

13.15 Malika Favre
13.45 Assemble
14.15 Yolanda Domínguez
14.45 Kim Gehrig

15.15 Coffee Break

16.00 Nadav Kander
16.30 Gail Bichler
17.00 Richard Turley
17.30 It’s Nice That Closing
17.35 Drinks Reception

18.30 End

Joe Halligan is one of the 18 members that founded architecture, art and design collective Assemble in 2010. He has overseen projects including, The Brutalist Playground with Simon Terril at the Royal Institute of British Architecture, a travelling exhibition for Italian and Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and a new Allegory of Good and Bad Governance for the city of Vancouver with Daniel Clarke.

Assemble was the first collective to win the prestigious Turner Prize, as well as being the youngest. Humorously comparing themselves to the art world’s answer to the Wu-Tang Clan in his presentation at Here 2016, Joe discussed how the collective seeks to connect people and places, encouraging public involvement in the realisation of their projects and collaborative working process.
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