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Restless Futures Conference Announces Line-Up

Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
20 May 2015


Restless Futures has been a yearlong programme of events organised by Central Saint Martins, showing how art and design can actively inform and contribute to societal transformation. Focusing on four central issues No More Stuff? Democratising Innovation; Disruptive Technologies; Expanded Boundaries.

The programme is culminating in a major conference that will discuss and debate the four key issues which will contribute to restless futures for artists, makers, designers, architects and society as a whole.

With only three weeks left to go and tickets selling fast, this is your chance to hear from a brilliant line-up of prominent guest speakers from a broad range of disciplines, including:
Michelle Baddeley, University College London
Orsola de Castro, Pioneer in Sustainable Fashion
Ekow Eshun, Writer and Broadcaster
London Sustainable Development Leaders

George Monbiot, Writer
Sanjay Nazerali, Global Chief Strategy Officer – Dentsu Aegis Network
Alice Sherwood, Kings Policy Institute
Lorraine Gamman, Professor of Product and Spatial Design, CSM
Adam Greenfield, Writer and Urbanist
Danilo Santos de Miranda, Regional Director of SESC São Paulo
Emma Carr, Big Brother Watch
Carole Collet, Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures, CSM
Peter Gregson, Cellist and Composer
Usam Haque, Founder – Umbrellium
Zing Tsjeng, Digital Editor of Dazed
Serena Kutchinsky, Digital Editor of Prospect
David Buckland, Artistic Director of Cape Farewell
Stella Duffy, Writer and Theatremaker
Liza Fior, muf Architecture
Anna Hart, AIR
Rob Kesseler, UAL Chair of Design and Science
Jonathan Reekie, Artistic Director of Somerset House
Richard Sennett, Sociologist
Jeremy TillHead of Central Saint Martins 

Come listen and join in the conversation as we discuss the need for all of us – artists, designers and many others – to collaborate in addressing these restless futures.

Book your tickets by visiting the event page. Follow us on twitter via #RestlessFutures


  • The Restless Futures programme
  • Restless Futures Conference event page