Helen Storey is an award winning and critically acclaimed former fashion designer and now London based social artist, designer and academic. In conversation with Alison Slater, who has been investigating the depth and impact of Helen's work, both will reflect on Helen's unique approach to design as an agent in tackling critical societal issues and how science and technology have shaped her collaborations.
The event will open with several short films that chronicle Helen's work and the audience will be asked to raise questions that will randomly be selected for discussion. Hosted by Manchester School of Art, in collaboration with the Helen Storey Foundation and Design Manchester 2016, the bespoke and audience-focused Q+A aims to create a lively and student-focused discussion around creative practice.
Doors open at 2.30pm and you can sign in from 2.15pm. Several films about Helen's work will be played from c. 2.40pm before the Q+A event begins at 3pm.
Audience members will be given the opportunity to write down questions, some of which will be asked as part of the event and a question slip will be given to you when you sign in.
Limited tickets are available through Design Manchester 2016 via this page.
Additional tickets are available for Man Met Students and Staff - please do not use Eventbrite to book your place, but email firstname.lastname@example.org from your staff/student email.
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