Community collective: the Fogo Island Story





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Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education

-        Building a future economy through design: the Fogo Island model
-        Handmade modern: the dynamics of outport furniture
-        Driving a thriving design industry in an unlikely setting: establishing a self-reliant collection of local design hubs

Zita Cobb, entrepreneur and founder, Shorefast Foundation

Businesswoman Zita Cobb has used cutting-edge architecture and design to revitalise the economy of her native community, the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The furniture collection of the Fogo Island Inn (a community-owned social business) resulted from a dynamic collaboration between local makers and international designers. Cobb, co-founder of the Inn and its parent organisation Shorefast Foundation, will discuss how design acted as a servant of people and place to mould a collection derived from the intellectual property of a centuries-old fishing community.

London Design Festival

Over nine days in September, the London Design Festival feature hundreds of events taking place across London, showcasing the city's pivotal role in global design. The London Design Festival 2018 will be held 15-23 September, featuring over 400 Partners, Landmark Projects, and V&A Commissions.

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