Co-living pioneers The Collective build spaces to foster human connection, whether that’s through its design – you get access to shared areas as well as a private studio – or through its cultural programme. The ‘Be More Together’ talk series is just one of those events, which is normally reserved for members, but this time they’re opening it up to the public for free. The talks are designed to bring people together and challenge them to go beyond the traditional through discussions with innovators in a range of creative industries.

The series kicks off at the end of the month and as well as being inspired by a whole host of trendsetters, you’ll have the chance to check out the hot new space The Collective Canary Wharf.

Be More Together: Creating for disruption – 29th October

Journalist and presenter Georgia Lewis-Anderson is hosting a talk that explores how disruptive activations can challenge audiences to look beyond the everyday. The panellists – sculpture artist and videographer Lindsey Mendick, Daata Editions Founder and Director David Gryn, Artistic Directors of RIFT Josh Nawras & Felix Mortimer, and Co-Founder and Director of Art Night Philippine Nguyen – will discuss how creatives are using immersive activities and new technologies like VR to connect audiences to new experiences and why it’s important to challenge ourselves to push beyond the ordinary.

Be More Together: Striving for sustainability – 12th November

Sustainability is the new buzzword and for good reason, with people looking for ways to be sustainable across all aspects of their lives, including the brands they choose to engage with. This talk, hosted by Co-Founder and Creative Director of YourStudio Howard Sullivan and featuring Wabi Skincare Founder Sarah Porous, European Director of Innovation Group at Wunderman Thompson UK Marie Stafford, CPO and Head of Communication at Karma Jessica Barlow and Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet Sian Sutherland, will cover sustainable culture, how it makes us feel about the world and how companies are implementing zero-waste policies.

Be More Together: Designing for community – 28th November

With the rise of co-working and co-living spaces, the lines between personal and professional are blurring more than ever and design is playing a key part in this. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Screen Shot Media Shira Jeczmien hosts this discussion on how to design multi-functional, integrated spaces that foster community, with Co-Founder of Feix&Merlin Architects Tarek Merlin, Director of Spacelab Rosie Haslem, Head of Interiors at The Collective Thomas Downes and Senior Experiential Designer at YourStudio Ioana Iliesiu on the panel.

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