Why art is a human right and how to be Bobtimistic: Bob & Roberta Smith takes on Here 2016

14 July 2016


Politically-minded visual artist Bob & Roberta Smith is a man who champions social responsibility, creativity and freedom of speech. At Here 2016 he gave two impassioned speeches sharing the names and work of artists and journalists persecuted, imprisoned and killed around the world for daring to dissent or speak out.

This was a beautifully analogue and lively talk, encouraging audience participation through the use of a lot of props and a hell of a lot of passion for his topic. Everyone left feeling – all together now – BOBTIMISTIC!

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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