09 August 2018


Reasons to 2018

The Brighton Dome

6 – 7 September 2018



The “Reasons to” conference takes place annually in Brighton and invites internationally renowned speakers from the field of design to exchange ideas.


The conference, which has the feel of a festival, offers creative minds from the fields of design, development, art, and management the opportunity for practical and communicative exchange. Being creative means perceiving things from different angles and perspectives and often works on multidisciplinary levels. The conference is intended to serve as a place of inspiration where everyone can increase their own productivity by learning from others regardless of their personal creative background. According to the organisers, “Reasons to” is designed for all those who value their craft and want to be inspired by the best in design discourse.

The speakers will include Mathieu Gosselin who, in his lecture “Redesigning Religion”, tackles existential questions concerning faith and life and sees a decisive strength of design within finding solutions for technical or social challenges. But why has design never been applied to belief systems? Why has the software of religion not been updated and adapted to modern social and scientific standards for years? Gosselin is a designer, programmer, and author and sees himself mainly as a revolutionary. Dominic Wilcox also takes an interdisciplinary approach and works in the areas of art, design, technology, and creative innovation. His work includes the world’s first shoes with GPS, a self-driving car made of coloured glass and the “Little Inventors” project with which he wants to inspire children to become the inventors of the future. His lecture “Taking Our Little Ideas for a Walk” is intended to give even the smallest ideas the opportunity to grow as a result of intensive work. Also involved are the illustrators Yuko Shimizu and Cécile Dormeau, the BAFTA award-winner Kate Dawkins, the satirical sculptor Wilfrid Wood, the creative director of the Kessels Kramer communications agency, Erik Kessels, the photographer Linda Brownlee, the designer Dina Amin, and Irene Pereyra, co-founder of the design studio Anton and Irene.


Gosselin ist Designer, Programmierer und Autor und sieht sich selbst hauptsächlich als Revolutionär. Auch Dominic Wilcox arbeitet interdisziplinär in den Bereichen der Kunst, des Designs, der Technologie und der kreativen Innovation. Seine Arbeiten umfassen die weltweit ersten Schuhe mit GPS, ein selbstständig fahrendes Auto aus buntem Glas und das Projekt „Little Inventors“, mit dem er Kinder dazu inspirieren will, die Erfinder der Zukunft zu werden. Sein Vortrag „Taking Our Little Ideas for a Walk“ [Mit unseren kleinen Ideen spazieren gehen] soll motivieren, selbst den kleinsten Ideen die Chance zu geben, durch intensive Arbeit groß zu werden. Außerdem zugegen sein werden unter anderen die Illustratorinnen Yuko Shimizu und Cécile Dormeau, BAFTA-Award Gewinnerin Kate Dawkins, der satirische Bildhauer Wilfrid Wood, Kreativdirektor der Agentur für Kommunikation Kessels Kramer, Erik Kessels, Fotografin Linda Brownlee, Designerin Dina Amin und Mitgründerin des Designstudios Anton and Irene, Irene Pereyra.



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