Talk: Modernising the Traditional

UPDATE: The location for this talk has changed, and it will now take place in Concrete on 16 November at 6.30PM.

How fluid is heritage? Designers Elias and Yousef Anastas will be in conversation with fashion designer Faissal El Malak and typographer Lara Assouad, discussing the distinct ways in which they borrow reference and adapt tradition through their practice. Moderated by Sonia Brewin and programmed in collaboration with 1971 Design Space. 

Click here to read the curatorial text of While We Wait, written by Karim Kattan.

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This programme has been devised in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Image courtesy of V&A and the artists