It’s challenging, demanding and controversial…

It’s challenging, demanding and controversial…FX Talks is back for its third year, bringing more radical thinking to Shoreditch Town Hall on 16 May 2019, 4.30-9.30pm. Influential speakers from diverse backgrounds will deliver TED-style 15-minute lectures on what radical thinking means in their field. See our confirmed speakers below, but with more to be announced, come back soon to see who else will be presenting at the FX Talks!

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Speakers for 2019:

James Woudhuysen

journalist / writer

Tim Hunkin

inventor / engineer / cartoonist

James Woudhuysen

journalist / writer

Professor P John Clarkson

engineer / academic

More TBA!


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Click here to see last year’s videos

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.