We launched our 2012 programme of events by hosting our first ever Talkaoke at Summerhall. The innovative event enticed a lively debate around the theme of workspaces and working practices that exist within the creative industries. Our fantastic panel, representing a spectrum of sectors within the creative industries, were able to feed in their thoughts and pose questions which the audience fed in with ideas.
Sam Goldblatt, Carrie Maginn, Lyall Bruce, Desmond Bernie, Oliver Chapman, Kevin Harman and Peggy Hughes.
Photography: David Grinly
Sam Goldblatt, Producer, Edinburgh &
Glasgow 48 Hour Film Projects
Sam Goldblatt is an international arts and events producer and director of De Blanc Ltd, he is also producer of Edinburgh and Glasgow 48 Hour Film Projects.
Carrie Maginn, Senior Media Architect,
LBi/Big Mouth Media
Currently settling into her new job at LBi/Big Mouth Media and working on upcoming plans for The Stitch Lounge 'Pop-up' events in 2012 (a collaboartion project with New Media Scotland). Carrie has over 15 years experience working in creative industries and exploring creative workspaces across three continents.
Lyall Bruce, Fleet Collective, NEoN
Festival & Sooper Double D
Lyall is one of the directors who runs Fleet Collective, a creative space for creative people to work either on their own or as a groupr. Lyall is also part of the NEoN team an annual digital arts festival in Dundee.
Desmond Bernie, Director, icecream
icecream architecture has evolved from its grounding in architecture and community consultation into a highly interactive think-tank for the research of people's needs and their realisation. Their ethos provides a social and accessible platform from which they engage with their clients and the community.
Oliver Chapman, Director, Oliver Chapman
Oliver started his practice in Edinburgh 12 years ago and continues to mix practice with teaching. Chapman opened Schop Institute which operates in parallel with the practice's architectural work. Schop utilises vacant space in former shop premises where the practice is based alongside a gallery.
Peggy Hughes, Edinburgh UNESCO City of
By day, Peggy is the Communications Executive of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, working with partners to promote literary activity and develop literary partnerships around the world. By night, she is the programme director of West Port Book Festival, co-editor of Anon Poetry Magazine, and one third of Electric Bookshop.
Harman, Visual Artist
Kevin Harman is a visual artist based in Edinburgh.