Announcing REMIX London 2015 – 8-9 December – British Museum & Google HQ

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After sell-out events in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and welcoming a record 1,500 delegates over two-days to our Sydney summit in June, our flagship annual European event REMIX London returns once again, this year hosted at the British Museum & Google Town Hall alongside networking receptions at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch and the new Sonos Studio.

REMIX London explores the intersection of Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship and is a collaboration with partners including Google, Bloomberg, The Guardian, VICE and Time Out.

REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the arts, the creative economy and creative cities by bringing together pioneers from different sectors including technology, media and culture. REMIX provides a forum for exchanging insights, growing ideas and working together towards common goals.

More information can be found at www.remixsummits.com and a short film of the 2014 event can be viewed here.

Over 75 world class speakers will take to the stage over two days, including:

Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder, YO! Sushi, YOTEL and YO! Home // Claire Postans, Creative Director, Jamie Oliver Group // Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First // Kerry Taylor, Senior Vice President, Youth and Music, MTV
 // Tom O’Leary, Director of Learning, Science Museum
 // Wil Harris, Head of Digital, Conde Nast
 // Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Park (London 2012 Olympic Park)
 // Deborah Shaw, Head of Creative Programming, Historic Royal Palaces
 // Rish Mitra, CEO, Blippar
 // Jonathon Holloway, Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival
 // Frederik Ottesen, Co-Founder, Little Sun
 // Edward Humphrey, Digital Director, BFI
 // Nicholas Lovell, Author, ‘The Curve’ 
// Will Hayward, Chief Commercial Officer, Dazed Group
 // Charlotte Richards, Business Intelligence Strategy and Times & Sunday Times Director
 // Dave Twohig, Head of Design and Placemaking, Battersea Power Station
 // Marc Allenby, Director of Distribution, Picturehouse Cinemas
 // Juliana Biondo, Digital Initiatives Manager, Vatican Museum // Lawrence Crumpton, Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft // Tamsin Sharp, Head of Strategy, Royal Academy // Jemima Rellie, Director of Content and Audiences, The Royal Collection
 // Matt Andrews, Chief Strategy Officer, Mindshare 
// Chris Michaels, Head of Digital & Publishing, British Museum
 // Nicole Yershon, Director, Ogilvy Labs // Sam Bompass, Co-Founder, Bompass & Parr // Mark Davies, Communications & Corporate Affairs Director, Post Office

NEW FOR LONDON 2015

> FUEL THE FIRE (in partnership with Blippar)
Join us around the Blippar Campfire, a space for sharing stories and ideas over a mug of hot cocoa, and continuing the conversations started in the seminars and most importantly, meet lots of new faces.

> IDEAS BREWERY (in partnership with Mindshare)
The Ideas Brewery was launched this year at REMIX Sydney allowing delegates to get closer to the speakers you really want to meet. Continue the conversation by following selected contributors offstage to a further session of facilitated discussion.

Book before 5th November to take advantage of the brilliant early bird deal saves up to £150 or 1/3 off full price tickets! Book here.

The ticket price includes food and refreshments as well as drinks at the two receptions.

Do contact us directly if you have any further questions, otherwise we look forward to hopefully seeing you at REMIX London in December.

Knowledge Palaces

The team at CultureLabel were very proud to see the opening of the stunning new Library of Birmingham having developed a commercial strategy for the building. It was a great privilege to work with the team there to help imagine what a library should look like in the 21st Century. To celebrate the launch, here are some images of the building as well as our pick of ‘super libraries’ from around the globe.

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No-one can accuse libraries of not looking to the future when they see the Biblioteca Sandro Penna, Perugia for the first time. It’s positively Sci-Fi.

The Tama Art University Library is full of beautifully designed reflective spaces with high glass windows to bring the inside in.

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580,000 books are crammed into the incredible internal structure of Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico. It’s generally not helpful to put books back in the wrong place but they could be lost forever here!

The vast interior at Seattle Library, USA hold over 1 million books and has been used to create incredible social spaces.

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A glass pyramid filled with nothing but books

Book Mountain is an appropriate translation for this new library near Rotterdam

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Stuttgart City Library, Germany.

What are the 25 most iconic design products in London?

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It’s London Design Festival this week and CultureLabel are working with the team there to scour the festival to find the best design talent in the city and come up with the definitive list of the Top 25 London design icons. Each of the winning entries will be given a prestigious Kitemark created by global design agency Pentagram and will sold on a special online shop we are creating for London Design Festival which will be a first for the organisation.

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Rijksstudio – Create your own Masterpiece

Our second post about innovations coming out of the staggeringly successful reopening of the Rijksmuseum. The Rijkstudio website allows you to take images from the museums collection and then remix them and apply the results onto a variety of different products from fashion products to Tattoo’s. The team behind the project create a Rijkstudio lab in De Bijenkorf department store so even more people could get hands on and create their own masterpiece from more than 125,000 digitised art works.

Some of the most forward thinking museums and galleries are opening up their collections to users and this is leading to some interesting commercial applications such as this.

Pret a Diner

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We love the Pret a Diner concept. We love food and we love great art so it’s not hard to see why. This pop-up has been travelling the world

Pret a Diner describes itself as “a home from home, a haven for Cultural Enthusiasts, Urban Explorers, Music Lovers, Food Fanatics, Party Animals and People Collectors.” So far it has reached locations such as London, Berlin, Monaco, Basel and Zurich.

The team also recently collaborated with Lazarides in the Old Vic tunnels for Minotaur another dining experience in a multi-sensual incorporating art.

Damien Hirst – Artist as Brand

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Artists such as Damien Hirst are extending their work to new canvases as they have become become brands in their own right. Above he designed these Brit Awards recently and below he stamps his mark on London’s Olympic stadium.

Coast & V&A

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Gorgeous Ballgowns Collection modeled by Suki Waterhouse

Bradley Cooper s girlfriend models Ballgowns for Coast

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Collections are also a rich resource to be mined in new ways. Fashio retailer Coast have recently partnered with the V&A to develop a range of Ball Gowns under the theme of British Glamour, inspired by the museum’s fashion collection.

REMIX London Summit announced…

We are super excited that this year’s REMIX London event is going to take place at the Town Hall space in the recently opened UK Head Office of Google at Tottenham Court Road. 50 amazing speakers from the likes of Spotify, VICE, V&A, Unilever, BBC, Absolute, the Dubai Design District (d3) and Trip Advisor and will be lighting up the stage as we look at the big ideas and trends shaping the future of the cultural sector.

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The Town Hall at Google HQ, London. Even the chairs are on brand.

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The Library at Google (I wish more libraries were like this).

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The patriotic Reception area with inbuilt exhibition in partnership with the Science Museum and others. All workplaces should clearly be like this.

 

If Punchdrunk did bars…

The Manderley Bar, where 200 guests can enjoy live entertainment. , McKittrick Hotel

They would probably be the best bars in the world. I remember chatting to Felix Barrett the Artistic Director of Punchdrunk many moons ago and rambling something to that effect. No doubt, they have had some great bars hidden within productions (I remember a particularly beguiling Absinthe parlour in collaboration with La Phee at Masque of the Red Death), but now they finally have a standalone bar and restaurant in New York sited on the top floor of the building that holds their wildly successful Sleep No More Production.

Glamping at Leeds Castle

Experience the beauty and splendour of Leeds Castle for longer by sticking around overnight. So you can’t hop into a Four-Poster but you can still crank up the luxury factor with a glamping experience. For the uninitiated this is as the name suggests; camping combined with a bit of glamour. Think about your average Glastonbury experience and contrast that with lux tents with proper toilets and access to hair dryers (for some reason whenever I read about glamping, this last one always seems to be cited as an example of glamour).

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