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Erik Kessels, Stefan Sagmeister and Nelly Ben Hayoun join Reasons to: festival line-up


Reasons to: festival stage

Taking place in Brighton this September, the Reasons to: festival features a stellar line-up of speakers and a schedule of talks to inspire creatives of all sorts.

Over three days the festival hosts the likes of Jessica Hische, Mr Bingo, Wilfrid Wood, Seb Lester and Laura Jordan Bambach, speaking on the subjects they know best. Highlights include Erik Kessels: Your Mistakes Could Change The World; Stefan Sagmeister: Why Beauty Matters; Nelly Ben Hayoun: Designing the Impossible; and Gavin Strange: Workin’ & Merkin’.

On Wednesday, day two of the festival, the keynote is Elevator Pitch — a quick-fire series of three minute talks from 20 up-and-coming creatives. Whether it’s showcasing a new idea, or demonstrating live coding or live drawing, this is a fresh and fast-paced session giving exposure to emerging talent. The audience vote for their favourite three, and these speakers are invited to return the following year to host a full session. Last year’s winners were Mister Phil, Martin Hollywood and Adam Butler.

The event takes place over three days in three venues, with the mornings hosting multiple talks across the venues, and just one main talk happening in the afternoons.

Organisers have also invited friends of the festival, such as Jim Stoten and Jon Burgerman, to “remix” the Reasons to: “R” logo with eclectic results.

Reasons to: takes place from 5 — 7 September.


Reasons to: Mr Bingo


Reasons to: Stefan Sagmeister


Reasons to: Wilfrid Wood


Reasons to: Dominic Wilcox


Reasons to: festival stage


Alexandra Lukaschewitz: Reasons to: logo remix


Brendan Dawes: Reasons to: logo remix