Design Talks – Dino Korca in conversation with Dr. Christopher Turner
The Talks Programme London Design Biennale | Somerset House | September 11, 2016, 4pm | London, United Kingdom
The Talks Programme brings together industry’s leading designers, curators, artists, and writers that includes British Designer Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar, in conversation with Sir John Sorrell, President of the London Design Biennale, Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Design & Architecture at MoMA, and Alice Rawsthorn, art critic and writer for the New York Times.
Dino Korca will be in conversation with Biennale Director Dr. Christopher Turner about the idea of Progress, where the Pursuit of the idea is more interesting than the final destination.
Dino Korca is director of the Albanian Institute and head of the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dublin Institute of Technology, and is BCL graduate from the University College Dublin School of Law Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Christopher Turner is the former editor of Icon magazine and Modern Painters. Turner studied art history at the University of Cambridge, and has a PhD from the University of London. He also writes for The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph.
From leadership to responsibility, from culture to technology these highly curated talks will take a wide look at the world through the eyes of industry’s leading experts, and explore big questions about sustainability, migration, energy, social equality and how design can be used as tool for positive transformation.
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Albania: In Pursuit of Happiness with @dinokorca & Christopher Turner. Director of the @albanianinstitute Dino Korca, will discuss how the idea of happiness is actually more intriguing than the actual destination. How utopia is a journey rather than a destination. He will be joined by the director of the Biennale - Christopher Turner. #LDB16 #Utopiabydesign #utopiaforum Sunday 11 September, 4pm Ticket link in bio.
The talk is part of London Design Biennale, with more than 35 countries from six continents presenting new installations and commissioned works on the inaugural theme Utopia by Design, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More’s classic, Utopia (1516).
“We are greatly honored to have been invited to present at the London Design Biennale, a truly global stage and the presentation of our participation will be part of a visual conversation that will be captured, shared and amplified all over the world” said Dino Korca.
“We are especially pleased that our contribution to the Biennale has been chosen to occupy the courtyard space of Somerset House, alongside Great Britain’s, which will make it one of the most prominent pieces at this pioneering international event.”
The London Design Biennale would like to thank Jaguar for their headline partnership of the 2016 edition. The Mayor of London, broadcast partner CNN, and media partner Financial Times (FT).
London Design Biennale 2016
September 11, 2016, 4pm.
Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
For all enquiries, please contact: [email protected]
All talks take place in The Screening Room, enter via the Great Arch entrance on Victoria Embankment.