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June 27, 2005

Koolhaas and Thackara vs Queen Maud of Norway's frocks

Do come to the "Global Design Critical Debate" at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 14 October. There will be two introductions - by Rem Koolhaas and John Thackara. Then a panel discussion chaired by Joe Kerr will include Professor Leslie Sklair, Vice President for Global Sociology, London School of Economics; and the writer Sukhdev Sandhu; his book 'London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City' was recently published. The four of us have to compete for your attention with a V+A exhibit entitled "Style and Splendour: Queen Maud of Norway's Wardrobe, 1896-1938". The big debate is in the V+A Lecture Theatre (near the Silver Galleries) on 14 October 2005, 14h-16.45h. Information: Diana Deal: d.deal@vam.ac.uk

If Maud's frocks prove too enticing, you can always attend a lecture I'm giving at the Royal Society of Arts , also in London, on 12 December. My topic: "Solidarity economics and design: life after consumerism".

Posted by John Thackara at June 27, 2005 05:40 PM


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