Here 2016 speakers included artist Bob and Roberta Smith, photographer Nadav Kander, design director of The New York Times Magazine Gail Bichler, illustrator Malika Favre and visual artist Yolanda Domínguez.
We also welcomed creative director at MTV Richard Turley, co-founder of Turner-prize winning collective Assemble, Joe Halligan and Omar Sosa and Marco Velardi, art director and editor-in-chief of Apartamento magazine. Here is the complete archive of the presentation made on that day.
London-based sculptor Wilfrid Wood trained in graphics at Central St Martins before a friend got him a job building latex heads for satirical TV programme Spitting Image. Speaking at Here 2016, he illumined the ideas and working processes preceding his unique portraits, accompanied by a witty presentation filled with sarcasm, satire and the experimental results of his handicraft.
Omar Sosa and Marco Velardi, the brains behind everyday interiors magazine Apartamento, continued their penchant for taking us inside the beautiful homes of beautiful people in their talk at Here 2016. They took us through the machinations of their innovative approach to design and features, inspiring further admiration via their unique presentation.
Bob and Roberta Smith is the pseudonym of the artist, writer, author, musician and activist Patrick Brill. He is a passionate advocate for design education and the role of creativity in politics. The artist spoke about his career, addressing in particular detail the need to talk about the arts in the context of human rights.
Joe Halligan is one of the founding members of architecture, art and design collective Assemble. The first collective to win the prestigious Turner Prize, as well as the youngest, Joe humorously named them the art world’s answer to Wu-Tang Clan. His presentation at Here 2016 focussed on how the collective connects people and places, and encourages public involvement in their projects.
Artist Yolanda Dominguez makes work that passes comment on society, often highlighting issues surrounding gender and consumption. Yolanda’s thoughtful and considered execution gives viewers the opportunity to reflect and act, a fact she employed at Here 2016 when encouraging her audience to reenact, en masse, the pose of one of her most sardonic fashion photographs.
Kim Gehrig’s showreel includes commissions for the likes of Ikea, Cadbury and Amnesty International. At Here 2016, the esteemed director explained the process behind her casting – for attitude rather than looks, and how to combine advertising with an empowering agenda. She gave us a deeper look, behind the scenes of her work – and the casting that happens behind the camera.
Nadav’s work has appeared on everything from billboards and magazine covers to the walls of fine art galleries, and his powerful images are celebrated across the world – featuring in permanent collections at institutions including the National Portrait Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. In his talk at Here 2016, Nadav took us through the “juice”, or inspiration, behind his work.
As design director of The New York Times Magazine, Gail Bichler is one of the driving forces behind the Sunday supplement’s succession of brilliant covers. At Here 2016 Gail spoke about the ins and outs of delivering a first rate cover; and showcased the process behind the production of some of her most recent, celebrated work.
Our annual creative conference Here Londons saw speakers including Wilfrid Wood, Richard Turley, Malika Favre and Yolanda Domìnguez impart words of wisdom on all things creative. Filmmaker Ed Andrews documented the day with a superb short film that reveals exclusive insights from the speakers, and thoughts from delegates including MagCulture’s Jeremy Leslie about their day, and the creative industries more generally.