Design in Education, Milliken, 23 May 2017
Milliken approached me about putting together and chairing a panel event that would drive footfall to their showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. I suggested a talk exploring the theme of Design in Education, building the Designing Futures campaign they'd been involved in the previous year. I secured high profile and passionate speakers on the subject – cofounder of Barber Osgerby Jay Osgerby, creative director of the Crafts Council Annie Warburton and principle and CEO of Plymouth College of Art Andrew Brewerton. The resulting conversation was informative and inspiring and offered a real insight into what Annie Warburton described as a "wicked problem." The event was well attended by key industry members and journalists, and the conversation continued into the evening long after the panel event formally concluded.