Turning That City Patio Into A Country Garden
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 15:01:49 PM by Shelby G.
1. Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a finance consultant at PwC and I work in the partnerships team with TEDxBrixton.2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating a bowl of noodles at Mama Lan in Brixton Market.3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? It’s about changing perceptions and seeing things in a different way.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Money and football – a Soccernomics guide by Stefan Szymanski.5. What’s your favourite TED talk? Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions.
Events. Published at Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:55:48 PM by Shelby G. TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: a spotlight with our set designers
An incredible amount of work goes into creating a TEDx experience and TEDxBrixton is no exception. With this years’ theme being so full of colour shape, it was down to our Executive Producer and Stage Designer to visualise and create a kaleidoscopic atmosphere that works seamlessly with the iconic TED brand. From the staging and venue design to the way finding and external branding, every detail was uniquely crafted by this talented team whose knowledge of events and design ensure TEDxBrixton 2015 leaves a lasting and impactful legacy.
2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I spend pretty much every day in Brixton and still love just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere, mainly walking through Market Row, Granville Arcade and Electric Avenue.3. What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? My interpretation is very much a visual one. Kaleidoscopes are beautiful ever-changing patterns that develop and grow without knowing what you are going to see next. I think that hugely describes Brixton. It is such a diverse place that is constantly changing. Every day I see new developments and the way things change but still fit together and work alongside each other.4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I’m reading a few! One is “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg which is a hugely motivational read that I would recommend to anyone. I’m also working my way through the new Gizzi Erskine “Healthy Eating” cookbook which is brilliant. I’ve just finished Lena Dunham’s “Not That Kind of Girl” which had me in stitches throughout and gave a whole new perspective on being a woman in her twenties!5. What’s your favourite TED talk? That opinion changes daily, I have the app so constantly have a look as to what kind of talk I’d like to listen to. One that really sticks out is from this year’s TED in Vancouver by David Eagleman which we screened at the Impact Hub in Brixton. It really opens your eyes to what science can do6. What’s your biggest highlight from last year’s TEDxBrixton event? I put forward Simon Parkes as someone to approach as a speaker for 2014 and seeing him on stage after weeks of developing his talk and being such a huge fan of his story and book was a very special moment, one I will remember for a very long time.
Events. Published at Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:53:27 PM by Shelby G.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:48:34 PM by Shelby G.
Tell us a bit about your background? I’m a Creative Director at a global PR and integrated communications agency. I get to work across a broad range of industries; from sports to fashion, tech to travel. It’s always different, and there’s always a new challenge, which I love. I also lead the content team for TEDxBrixton.claire (1)What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? Eating and drinking! Without a doubt. We’re spoilt for choice here – so many amazing places. There are too many to list all my recommendations, but some of my favourites are Bukowski, Made of Dough, Mama Lan, and Chicken Liquor. Outside of The Village and Pop Brixton, I also like ThreeEightFour and Effra Social (they do a good pub quiz on a Tuesday).What’s your interpretation of this year’s theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? For me it’s about constant evolution. About retaining beauty, despite an always changing form.What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? Thrive by Arianna Huffington. She wrote the book after collapsing from exhaustion and severely injuring herself. It caused her to dramatically rethink her life, revaluating the choices she was making. Her book is neat summary of this reflection.What’s your favourite TED talk? I love a lot of the iconic talks such as Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson and How I held my breath for 17 minutes by David Blaine. One of my personal favourites is How Sampling Transformed Music by Mark Ronson.
Events. Published at Saturday, September 26th 2015, 14:41:02 PM by Shelby G.
Samuel and the team are passionate about helping their community hope to leave a legacy in Brixton that would help advance other youth-led brands. “My advice to local business owners is to think big and plan for success. Focus on your value proposition. Leverage your network; connect with a brand strategist and leaders in your field that can analyse your business and help you scale it to the next level.”
The multi-award winning youth led social enterprise was formed in Brixton Village under the direction of visual arts space 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, a platform known for supporting the careers of emerging artists and advocating cultural diversity. It was this opportunity that created access for HustleBucks to catapult real change in the community. “Designing t-shirts and printing them led to us launching campaign with a collection of relevant topics such as ‘Ghustlebucks 3un and Knife Crime’ and ‘Different Endz’, which were sold at local events and market stalls. Shortly after, we partnered with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design to develop a collection for our first fashion show that would launch our Pop-Up Shop in March 2010.”
Events. Published at Thursday, September 24th 2015, 14:38:18 PM by Shelby G.
And though the company is still in its infancy, Loowatt boasts huge potential to bring in more business in to the area creating even more diversity and variety to the synthesis of Brixton. “I’m pretty sure we’re the only waterless toilet company in Brixton. As we grow as a company, we’d like to continue bringing people and jobs into the area, and finding ways to collaborate and share ideas with other local businesses,” she concludes.
When asked about what advice she’d give to entrepreneurs, she sums it up in three simple points: “work with a great team, believe in what you do and don’t stress!!”
Events. Published at Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:36:15 PM by Shelby G.
What inspired you to create The Chronicles of Brixton?
My favourite submission has to be the collage of Barbara Jordan, the American civil rights activist that makes up the centre of The Chronicles of Brixton. Visually it’s a really powerful image, and the things it’s introduced me to have been totally unexpected. For starters, I didn’t even know who Barbara Jordan was before so it’s opened me up to a whole new piece of history about an incredible woman who’s massively shaped the world we live in.
All graphics and other visual elements as well as any sign reproduced on the display products reproduced on the Website belong to their respective owners and users and is provided AS IS for your personal information only. Copyright © 2004–2019 tedxbrixton.