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Monday, January 7th, 2013

The UK/Croatia Extra/Ordinary Design Workshops Exhibition

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The UK/Croatia Extra/Ordinary Design Workshops Exhibition is on show at the British Council Gallery at 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN from 7-27 January 2013.

The exhibition presents the award-winning inclusive design work of UK and Croatian designers with with organisations run by, employing or educating socially marginalised groups. It highlights the power of design to transform lives both socially and economically. The UK/Croatia Extra/Ordinary Design Workshops Exhibition is the first event of the Welcome Croatia festival marking Croatia’s accession to the EU.

The UK/Croatia Extra/Ordinary Design Workshops are a collaboration between the British Council Croatia, the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, the Croatian Designers Association and the School of Design, University of Zagreb.

The exhibition is curated by Julia Cassim of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and designed by Gero Grundmann of Studio Bec.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

‘The Billingsgate Set’ on show at GAMES, Gallery Libby Sellers

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4 July – 18 August 2012
Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Closest stations: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

During the 2012 Olympics, Gallery Libby Sellers will present a curated group show themed around the game of chess. The presentation takes as its inspiration an exhibition hosted by the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, 1944, during which Levy, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp invited a veritable “who’s who” of modernist artists to contribute chess sets, art works and furniture to the exhibition.

The Gallery Libby Sellers exhibition will similarly see chess sets, games and other pieces by a host of designers including aberrant architecture + Benchmark (with the American Hardwood Export Council), Fabien Cappello, Studio Frith, Simon Hasan, Florian Hauswirth, James Irvine, Paul Kelley, Julia Lohmann/Gero Grundmann and Rolf Sachs. The presentation will also include a series of salon events such as chess tournaments, related lectures and a chess-themed musical recital specially written by Hannah Kendall and performed by Andrew Matthews-Owen with the support of the Richard Thomas Foundation.

Text and further information: Gallery Libby Sellers

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Extra Ordinary Design Wins Zagreb Designers’ Day 1st Prize

The Extra Ordinary Design workshop has been awarded the grand prize of the Zagreb ‘Dan dizaijna / Designers’ Day’. Congratulations to all participants on your well-deserved award for all your hard work during the workshop and beyond!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Extra / ordinary Design Zagreb, Croatia

From 28 March to 1 April 2011 I will be leading a team at the five-day inclusive design workshop ‘Extra/ordinary Design’ in Zagreb, Croatia.

The workshop is funded by The British Council Croatia – New Work New Audiences project and the National Foundation for Civil Society Development, organised by the School of Design – University of Zagreb in collaboration with the Croatian Designers Association, the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art , URIHO and the Association for Promoting Inclusion.

I will post the workshop outcomes after its completion.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Inclusion by Design Seminar – Design Center Busan

On 6 December 2010, Helen Hamlyn Centre senior research fellow Julia Cassim and I introduced Busan-based designers, students, academics and members of the general public to different aspects of inclusive design, followed by a Q&A session. The seminar was hosted by the Design Center Busan.

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Julia Cassim introducing Inclusive Design