Saturday, February 24, 2007

Value of Creativity (event)

Gray’s School of Art Public Lecture Series 2007
A series of four events, each involving a lecture delivered by a speaker of international standing with a post-lecture discussion. The emphasis will be on breaking down boundaries as well as highlighting matters of major concern.

Monday 26th February - Sir George Cox
Sir George is chair of the UK Design Council and author of the Cox Review of Creativity in British Business commissioned by the Chancellor Gordon Brown. Sir George was Director General of the Institute of Directors from 1994 to 2004 and has spent most of his career in information technology.
Sir George will talk about his review and its potential for the UK and Scotland.

Thursday 22nd March - Alice Rawsthorn
Alice is the former Director of the Design Museum and now writes a weekly column on design for the International Herald Tribune. A renowned writer and broadcaster, she was formerly the architecture and design correspondent of the Financial Times.
Alice will talk about her role as a design/fashion journalist.

Friday 11th May - Stephen Bailey
Stephen is one of Britain’s best known cultural commentators. Since 1990 Stephen has been a design consultant working for numerous global brands including Absolut Vodka, TBWA, Marks & Spencer and Foster Associates. He is the author of eight books, nearly thirty exhibition catalogues and countless articles and broadcasts.
The subject of Stephen’s talk will be “What is a design guru?”

Date to be confirmed - John Thakara

Venue: Aberdeen Business School, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

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I am exploring a hybrid form of art and design practice through the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools. I am interested in experimental objects and spaces that are dynamic and responsive and seek to challenge perceptions, expectations and established behavior.

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