I have been an invited speaker on design, culture and technology subjects, at a variety of events including conferences and symposia.
For the last two years, I have been an invited speaker for the Royal College of Art’s The Urgency of the Arts Lecture Series, where I first brought slime and then plastic and exploding peaches, to talk about the intersection of culture and critical materialisms.
Other invited speaking events have included The Mountain of Art Research Centre at Goldsmiths where I spoke about critical issues in materialisms and materiality; The Oral History Society’s Annual Conference on a panel about oral histories of scientific practice, where I spoke about the technical body; The Radio Now Symposium at where I spoke on the relationship between speaking, writing and research; The History of Design Professional Practice Workshop, where I spoke regarding a manifesto for professional practice; and a symposium on Publishing in Art and Design at Central St Martins UAL, where I gave some notes on just making the damn work.
I was also an invited panelist at The Teachers and Advisers Conference discussing STEAM and its educational implications. I have also dipped my toe into open mic storytelling, contributing to an event by The Moth on myths and legends, where I told a story about how our names are not our destinies.