Consumer Trends Session

Emily Campbell is Director of Design at the RSA and argues that the potential of design today is to make people and communities more resourceful and self-reliant.  In her role at the RSA she is testing this account in debate, research, public engagement projects and design education.  Martin Raymond is Strategy & Insight Director at the Future Laboratory and edits Viewpoint Magazine and is the author of The Tomorrow People: Future Trends and How to Read Them.  He is a regular contributor on trends and business to the BBC.  Gerri Morris is Owner/Director of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre and is one of the country’s leading arts management consultants.  She has led on projects for clients that include the Tate, the British Museum, the National Museums, Arts Council England and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.  Gerri will be presented findings from research into craft consumers commissioned by the Crafts Council, Consuming Craft: The Contemporary Craft Market in a Changing Economy (Crafts Council/Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, 2010).  Consuming Craft is available to download from the Crafts Council website: http://www.google.co.uk .  Arantza Vilas is Director at Pinaki Studios and Trends Writer at El Observatorio de Tendencias del Habitat.  Arantza’s exhibition work has led to commissions in the film and TV industries, as well as collaborations with fashion designers, including the TV sensation Skellig and Phantom of the Opera.  Daniel Miller is Professor of Material Culture Studies at the Department of Anthropology at University College London.  Recent books include Au Pair (2010, co-authored with Zuzana Burikova), Stuff (2010), Anthropology and the Individual (Ed. 2009) and The Comfort of Things (2008).  Currently Daniel runs the Global Denim project with Sophie Woodward and edits materialworldblog.com with Haidy Geismar.

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