Jun 15 at 19.00
Appetites for Risk
Event ParticipantsNelly Ben Hayoun, Law Holt, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd.,
What is your relationship with risk? There is risk in every decision we make and sometimes this is good risk, sometimes it’s not, sometimes we can’t know!
This event brings extraordinary guests, Nelly Ben Hayoun and Law Holt, to speak live with Innovation students about how risk intersects with their work.
Risky bizzness indeed!
Bio: Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd.
Founded in 2009, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. designs experiences for you to become an astronaut in your living room while dark energy is being created in your kitchen sink and a volcano erupts on your couch. They are an interdisciplinary design studio which devises subversive events, experiences, and feature-length films. They work on multimedia, highly ambitious projects to empower countercultures and communities by building platforms for them to challenge power structures, while also allowing for change and critical thinking through multi-faceted immersive experiences. They are pioneers in the design of experiences, their mission is to reveal meanings and power structures through experiential practices and to foster critical thinking within institutions across the world. They have consulted and worked with leading scientists, creatives, writers, brands, politicians, policymakers, musicians, and engineers worldwide and they have a track record of having successfully challenged public engagement mechanics through theatrical, experiential, and design practices. They rethink and question systems in education, design, distribution, communication, public speaking, politics, economics, history, and sociology towards further pluralistic models which we implement in their projects. The team of architects, graphic designers, textile designers, philosophers and more are based in an artist collective in a train carriage on top of a nightclub. Plurality is one of their core tenets and as a result they support the training of youths, through the University of the Underground, a tuition-free charity they founded in 2017 with board members such as Pussy Riot, Noam Chomsky, and Massive Attack; it supports free, pluralistic, and transnational education. In 2020, Dezeen shortlisted Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. one of the world’s best design studios and in 2021 The Dots selected Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. as one of the “Top 50 companies to work for in 2021”. Festival UK* 2022 initial Research and Development and pitch phase at Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd was composed of original contributions from Aoife Van Linden Tol, Sitraka Rakotoniaina, Edna Pletchetero, Nahum Mantra, Aditi Ahalya Jaganathan, Mikael Calandra, Asmaa Jama, Anjali Prashar-Savoie, Sharon Kanolik, Malena Arcucci, Joseph Bond, Jamie Antin, John Best, Tea Uglow, Beth Shulman, Tom Pursey, Magid Magid, Victoria Adams, Ayse Hassan, Damian Bradfield, Michael Garrett, Natasha Patterson, Yinka Ilori, Mukesh Khatri, Nicholas Johnson, Jamie Smith, Lara Deffense, Studio Yukiko, Martin Phillips, Piers Shepperd, Carolyn Dodds, Benjamin Mehigan, Scottie McKean, Adam Teskey, Isabel Warby, Ranjit Atwal, Alastair Pickard, Edna Pletchetero, Huseyin Gunduzler.