It’s challenging, demanding and controversial…

It’s challenging, demanding and controversial… In its second year, FX Talks arrived back at Shoreditch Town Hall with radical scientists, artists, engineers and inventors from around the world, all invited to address our audience of architects, designers and developers on the topic of how inspired thinking is influencing the way we live. The likes of design writer and broadcaster Tom Dyckhoff, art historian Jacky Klein, award-winning architect Piers Taylor, plus Madeleine Bunting radio 3 'essays' and author, and the legend Alan Kitching, famed for his graphics, animation and film in our design industry.

The four influential speakers from diverse backgrounds delivered TED-style 15-minute lectures on radical thinking and what it means to them in their field. Watch this year’s enlightening talks by following the link below.
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Radical Thinking.
Thought Leadership.
The inspiration outside our industry.

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Madeleine Bunting
Radio 3 Essays / author
Madeleine started her talk by asking the audience if we were paying attention. She discussed our increasing tendency to be unable to focus on the task at hand, fuelled by an increase in connectivity with the world and the distractions it brings.

Alan Kitching
Graphic designer, animator, printmaker
Alan spoke to us about the use and misuse of technology and talked us through his complete avoidance of new technologies in his practice, focusing on old technology and what you can do with it.

Jacky Klein
Art historian / broadcaster
Jacky talked about how artist’s work is increasingly being commodified and gave a brief but detailed history of a few key artworks and how they have proposed new ways of looking at the world and understanding what it is to be a human.

Piers Taylor
Architect / mathematician
Piers detailed his retreat from the world of architecture whilst offering a critique on the current model of architectural education we subscribe to. He proposed a new model, working with non-architects to make architecture who aren’t necessarily aware they’re making architecture.