NAW Live: The Time for Failure is Now

    On Saturday 30 June, I will take part inThe Time for Failure is Now, hosted by the RCA School of Architecture summer exhibition. Members of the project will conduct expansive, in-depth interviews with three leading practitioners in architecture and architectural research including myself, Indy Johar and Danna Walker in conversation with NAW members. We will explore  work and issues connected to race, identity, design equity, the right to the city and more in response to an over-arching theme of failure. Booking is free.

    Criticism & Curating Summer School

    In July, I will be giving a masterclass during a one-week summer school at the Royal College of Art. The Criticism and Curating Summer School provides an immersive introduction to curatorial and critical perspectives valuable to careers in a wide range of art and design practice, from the perspective of experts who curate, research and write critically in the cultural sector. The course offers a unique opportunity to engage with London’s diverse creative scene.

    Other speakers include curator, writer and historian Michelle Millar Fisher, design historian Dr Shehnaz Suterwalla, and curator and writer Dr Ben Cranfield. More details on the school can be found at this link.

    Interactions Exhibition Tour

    On 10 May, the curator Rose Lejeune and I are giving a walking tour through Arabécédaire, a solo exhibition of Egyptian modernist painter Hamed Abdalla’s work at the Mosaic Rooms. The event is free and starts at 7pm.

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    Power, Protest & Participation

    On Wednesday 25 April 2018, I will be presenting a short talk at the Power, Protest and Participation panel at the Design Museum, addressing some themes from the from the Hope to Nope: Graphics & Politics 2008-2018 exhibition.

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    Image: Corbyn swoosh, credit: Bristol Street War

    Danah Abdulla・2018