Wednesday 14 October, 1pm
Concurrent with his exhibition ‘Bit Rot’ at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Douglas Coupland, artist and author of works including the seminal Generation X, talks with Emily Segal of the trend-forecasting group K-HOLE about how we generate personal and interpersonal energy, alone and together.
- Douglas Coupland (artist & author)
- Emily Segal (K-HOLE)
Wednesday 14 October, 5pm
Delivering her first UK lecture after being detained in Cuba for eight months, Tania Bruguera speaks about her politically motivated practice, and her belief that if it is to be political, art must have consequences.
- Tania Bruguera (artist & activist)
Thursday 15 October, 1pm
Adrian Searle of The Guardian asks a panel of directors and curators from four global institutions with ambitious new buildings about how museums can change the social and cultural landscapes around them.
- Adrian Searle (The Guardian)
- Maria Balshaw (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester)
- Anton Belov (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow)
- Tobias Berger (Central Police Station, Hong Kong)
- Donna De Salvo (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)
Thursday 15 October, 5pm
Following her acclaimed solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel this year, artist Anicka Yi speaks to psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader about her ambition to make art which engages not just the eyes, but also scent, taste and touch.
- Anicka Yi (artist)
- Darian Leader (psychoanalyst & author)
Friday 16 October, 1pm
Metahaven, a studio for design and research, has been at the forefront of recent thinking on transparency and surveillance. In discussion with Justin McGuirk of London’s Design Museum, co-founders Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden preview exclusive material from their newest project, The Sprawl.
- Metahaven (studio for design & research)
- Justin McGuirk (Design Museum, London)
Friday 16 October, 5pm
Justine Simons OBE, Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority, chairs a discussion addressing how London’s redevelopment and rising costs of real estate put pressure on the city’s artists, inviting a panel including a local artist, designer, developer and curator to consider solutions.
- Justine Simons OBE (Head of Culture, Greater London Authority)
- Katherine Stout (ICA, London)
- Anna Strongman (Senior Projects Director, Argent LLP)
- Prem Sahib (artist)
- Bethan Laura Wood (designer)
Saturday 17 October, 12pm
In conjunction with her exhibitions at IKON, Birmingham and Frith Street Gallery, London, artist Fiona Banner discusses her most recent projects surrounding images of conflict, as well as the longstanding publishing activities of her Vanity Press imprint, with design writer and curator Emily King.
- Fiona Banner (artist)
- Emily King (writer & curator)
Saturday 17 October, 1pm
Viv Albertine, founding member of the legendary punk band The Slits and author of the recent memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, talks about her life and work with Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA.
- Viv Albertine (musician, filmmaker & author)
- Gregor Muir (ICA, London)
Saturday 17 October, 5pm
Fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood speaks about the changing relationship between art and her practice, from her early designs to the surprising influence of children’s art on her work, to her commitment to environmental and social activism.
- Vivienne Westwood (designer & activist)