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PLUGGED IN: Revolutionary and Radical Relationship-Building for Young Creatives at ICA

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Join us for an evening curated by GUAP Magazine, Design for Disability and A New Direction for young creatives aged 18-24 and cultural organisations to connect, debate and revolutionise the way they work together. The evening includes some of London's most exciting up-and-coming selected live acts, drinks and networking. The event is a chance to learn about London's extraordinary cultural and arts offer, as well as development and partnership opportunities, with some of the most innovative and exciting speakers and creative leaders London has to offer. We are exploring the way young creative Londoners work with cultural organisations by igniting conversations and actions. Together we respond to some of the big questions we face in the cultural and creative industries, such as: Why do young Londoners and arts and cultural organisations want to work together? What do we each get out of it? What does authentic collaboration with young creative people mean? What can we commit to doing that could change the way we work together - to be more inclusive, diverse and to share power equally? What does inclusive work with, by and for young people/adults look like? And what can we do to embed this in our work together? GUAP Magazine is the world's first video magazine - a revolutionary magazine dedicated to discovering emerging creative talent. It seeks to redefine the norm by presenting the world with a new and unique way to recognise the untold, unseen and unforgettable young talent within music, fashion, arts and business globally. Founded by Jide Adetunji and Ibrahim Kamara, it is the only platform in the UK profiling young urban creatives, making it a feeding ground for creative inspiration and entertainment. Design for Disability is a young company founded by designer Jessica Ryan-Ndegwa. Ryan-Ndegwa studied product and furniture design at Kingston University and believes that good design helps people do things they might otherwise not be able to do. A New Direction is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to ensure that all children and young people in London can develop their creativity and play an active part in the culture and heritage of the city. They are an incubator of ideas and change. Their focus is on London and young people in London, but they work with partners across the country and internationally and are keen for their work to have an impact beyond the boundaries of the capital.

Venue Details & Map

ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts

Nash House
The Mall
+44 (0)20 7930 3647
Public transport:
Piccadilly: exit station, walk down Lower Regent St to Waterloo Place, descend Duke of York steps, turn left. Charing Cross: turn left, cross Trafalgar Sq bearing left

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