Here London 2017
Here is It’s Nice That’s annual symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in west London on Friday 9 June. The one-day event brings together a vast array of the most exciting creative talent from the UK and abroad for inspiring and entertaining talks exploring creative processes and ideas.
On this page you can learn more about the speakers and activities at the event, buy tickets, and explore the archive of talks from previous years.
Here 2017 launches today and tickets are now on sale. Our annual day-long celebration of all things creative will return to the Royal Geographical Society in London on Friday 9 June. We look forward to welcoming you to the event and have curated an international line-up of inspirational creatives from a great number of diverse disciplines who will take to the stage to inform and entertain delegates.
Our annual day-long celebration of all things creative will return to the Royal Geographical Society in London on Friday 9 June. We look forward to welcoming you to the event and have curated an international line-up of inspirational creatives from a great number of diverse disciplines who will take to the stage to inform and entertain delegates.
In the lead up to It’s Nice That’s annual symposium, Here 2017, we have asked each of the speakers to shed light on their career to date by sharing a piece of work created at the outset of their career and a more recent piece, then reflect on the progression between the two. Today, artist Ryan Gander tells us how he got from There to Here.Ryan Gander is a contemporary artist famed for his complex and conceptual works that playfully question the everyday and the uncanny. The British artist was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to contemporary art and has exhibited in solo shows across the globe. He has received numerous prestigious prizes for his work including the Zurich Art Prize and ABN Amro Art Prize.
In the first of a series of articles introducing the speakers at It’s Nice That’s annual symposium, Here 2017, we speak to fashion designer Christopher Raeburn. We asked London-based Christopher to share a piece of work created at the outset of his career, and a more recent project, while reflecting on how he’s progressed between the two.Christopher Raeburn is a fashion designer who has brought sustainable design to mainstream fashion with garments that combine luxury with integrity. He creates daring designs that rethink traditional utilitarian garments, and is at the forefront of the British fashion scene.
In the run up to Here 2017, It’s Nice That’s annual symposium, we are introducing our speakers with an overview of their career to date. We asked David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler, founders of graphic design studio Triboro, to share a piece of work created at the outset of their careers, and a more recent project, while reflecting on the creative journey between the two.Triboro is a Brooklyn-based studio, founded by Texan David Heasty and German Stefanie Weigler, which never fails to impress us with unexpected and challenging work. Whether in publishing, art, music, fashion, or cultural institutions, Triboro continually push emerging and established brands into new territories.
Last Friday, we welcomed 750 people to the Royal Geographical Society in west London for Here 2016. Our fifth annual symposium, it was a day of inspirational talks, presentations and activities. Throughout the week we’ll be sharing stories and images from the event – and so to kick things off, here are some key things we learned from the day.
h3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Throughout our annual creative conference, Here London, 44flavours was hard at work creating ten new works relating to each of the presentations. Created in partnership with our event partner WeTransfer, Berlin-based Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle toiled throughout the day to create a bespoke poster that depicted the best quotes from our speakers. “We tried to prepare forms for the background first and once the quotes came in we tried to find a good combination of composition, colours and type-drawing that would fit well to the words,” say the designers. “The longer the quote was, the more complicated it was to find an eye-catching composition.”
Our annual creative conference Here London was almost a whole month ago, when speakers including Wilfrid Wood, Richard Turley, Malika Favre and Yolanda Domìnguez imparted their 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.