Talks you can’t miss at Clerkenwell Design Week


One of the biggest events in the design world is nearly here. From tomorrow, the designers and architects of the world will descend on London’s beautiful Clerkenwell district to take in all things visual. From innovation to creativity pushing all boundaries, this celebration of design is not to be missed.


Clerkenwell is London’s lively design hub, housing over 200 architecture and design practises. Design Week brings them together, plus people from the global design world, for three days of talks, events and viewings.

We’re rounding up the best of Clerkenwell Design Week for you to get inspired by.

Tuesday 23rd May

Future Cities: Man made or made for man?

14:00 - 15:00

Later this year the Museum of London will prepare to launch a major programme of interactive content which will invite visitors to contribute ideas to shape their city. This panel talk, featuring the museum’s senior commissioning editor, Lauren Parker, will discuss whether cities are man made or made for man. Architect Ben Adams and Peckham Coal Line’s Amanda Gregor will also be joining the panel.

Brexit: What does it mean for British designers?

16:00 - 17:00

Where will Brexit leave British designers? Tom Banks, the editor of Design Week, will chair a panel discussion which will feature the director of Shedkm and the co-founder of Makerversity and Something & Sons. This is one event not to be missed for all design professionals.

Wednesday 25th May

WGSB x eporta trend analysis: What’s the future for interiors? 

10:15 - 11:00

This trend talk will see Gemma Riberti, from leading trends agency WGSN, discussing future trends in the design space. This presentation will predominantly focus on interior design, with Riberti revealing the resources and expertise WGSN has used to create this trend list.

Thursday 24th May

Sadie Morgan: Can architects have a social impact?

16:00 - 17:00

Design that gives back to people and places is more important now than ever. Sadie Morgan, the founder of architecture practise dRMM talks to the Executive Editor of Architectural Review, Emily Booth, about why we need to care and what we can do.

To find out how you can register to attend Clerkenwell Design Week click here.





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