Director of the London Design Festival, Ben Evans, will discuss his latest festival and exhibition program, how he commissions temporary design projects, London’s position as a design capital and the Design Festival’s impact on London’s cultural identity. Because Melbourne is a strong design city and interest in design is on the rise, are there lessons to be learned from London’s experience? Ben will discuss his future plans with Dr Ann Stephen—senior curator at the University Art Gallery and Art Collection, the University of Sydney. Dr Stephen is a distinguished curator and historian with a long-standing interest in design.
This event is jointly presented by Melbourne Conversations and MPavilion, with kind support from the National Gallery of Victoria.