Studio Audience podcast #3 with Berg's Matt Jones and The Guardian's Alex Needham

23 May 2012
Reading Time
2 minute read

So two weeks have flown by and right on cue, as if pre-planned but actually (maybe) the result of some unknown cosmic dance, the It’s Nice That podcast is back. For our third outing we were joined by Alex Needham, culture editor of and Matt Jones, principal of design consultancy BERG. We all enjoyed it, hope you will too…

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First section

in the news section we covered Jeremy Deller’s selection for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the furore over the lack of any women on the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or shortlist and Clerkenwell Design Week.

Second section

We spoke to Alex Needham about the way in which The Guardian plans its online cultural coverage, whether Joey Barton art critic is the right kind of commission, and how design criticism lives in the mainstream media.

We spoke to Matt Jones, principal of Berg about why the focus is too often on the wrong sort of design, why invention is key and robotic birds…

We also gave Mark Zuckerberg some advice (you’re welcome Mark), reviewed the cafe prices at the new Photographers Gallery and found out where Alex’s swimming bag is from. Enjoy!

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About the Author

Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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