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Pavilion Salon: Culture, Community & Inclusivity

Panel Discussion

How can art and design shape the experiences of our communities? And how can creatives make the arts more inclusive for a multicultural society? Designers Yinka Ilori and Morag Myerscough, and Sereena Abbassi of M&C Saatchi, explore these questions.

  • Morag Myerscough

    Morag Myerscough
  • Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori
  • Sereena Abbassi

    Sereena Abbassi

Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori is a London based designer. As well as working with Pricegore architects on The Colour Palace, his design Happy Street takes over Thessaly Road railway bridge in Wandsworth as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019. Bringing Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka’s work touches on themes as various as hope, sexuality and social class. Yinka studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and has since exhibited in solo shows around the world. He was named as Elle Decoration’s Best New Designer of the year 2019. 

Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough is one of the UK’s most prolific designers. Her work is characterized by an engaging boldness, creating specific local responses for each distinct audience that will see and experience her design, and using it to build community and identity. The eclectic breadth of her work includes the conversion of a train to a café, installations, numerous exhibitions and interpretations of buildings. She has designed several exhibits for London’s Design Museum as well as the exterior of the British Pavilion for the 2004 Venice Biennale. 

Sereena Abbassi

Sereena Abbassi is the Worldwide Head of Culture & Inclusion at M&C Saatchi Group. She is committed to creating organisational transformation that is grounded in creative and strategic thinking. Sereena is an activist, public speaker, writer and former visual, sonic & performance artist and she was the Founder of All Here: a social enterprise that connected individuals, brands and agencies; supporting them to think more critically about the world and the work that they create. Last year Sereena was nominated as one of Campaign's 50 Trailblazers of the Future and Stars of 2018, Pitch Magazines 100 Creative Superwomen, and The Dots 100 top Black Creatives. 

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Start date
25 July 2019
Tickets £10