Sojournposse will be hosting another Inspiration Room event at The London Design Festival 2011. Under the direction of Zarina Holmes, Creative Director and Salina Christmas, Editor, this year’s theme will be “Whatever is to become of books?”. This will be the posse’s third year participating in the world’s premier design event, celebrating London as the Creative Capital of Europe.
The theme, “Whatever is to become of books?”, addresses the future of books as the placeholder of ideas in the digital age. Now that we consume information online and in downloads, what would happen to storytelling? Are we ready for a life without books? The seminar will pool contributions from book publishers, designers and multimedia storytellers.
Confirmed speakers include The British Library, Blurb Books (Blurb.com), The Comics Grid, Not on the Wires, The Ballet Bag, Photo Book Club and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. Also on the panel will be Sam Syed, creative director of Bonnier Publishing to talk about Mag+, the platform creator of the British Journal of Photography’s latest iPad application.
This event is backed by Department of Anthropology, University College London, in support of the masters programmes targeted at the design, creative and advertising communities. This event is also done in support of the 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project for iPhone app.
UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT.
Tubes: Euston. Euston Square. Warren Street.