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Lunchtime Talk with Paul Reardon and Carl Robertshaw: What if you could grow your state of mind?

Free
12:00 - 13:00
Mother Tree stage
Talk
Iconic Lunchtime Talks 5

As well as our super garden in Victoria Square, PoliNations exists in the digital world through our PoliNations Virtual Super Garden app.

The PoliNations digital project is a visual reflection of a moment in time – where your thoughts, feelings and experiences are captured as flowers in a virtual super garden. The app allows you to grow your own flower unique to you that represents you and how you’re feeling at that particular moment. Your flower is determined by a set of questions about identity, culture and society, completely unique to you. #GrowYourMind

Join us as Paul Reardon, Co-Founder of Peter and Paul creative design agency discusses how the app was created and to explore ideas around identity and digital design with PoliNations Design Director Carl Robertshaw. 

Make sure you download the app in advance and dive into The PoliNations Virtual Super Garden to see what your inner landscape looks like today. Check it out on iOS and Android!

About Paul:
Paul Reardon is a co-founder of Peter & Paul – a creative studio producing multidisciplinary design for the physical and digital world. Since its inception in 2005, the studio and team has grown to work with clients all over the world in Arts & culture and Live entertainment such as Channel 4, Warp Films, DFA Records and Warner Music.

Paul’s collective experience as a designer, film-maker and creative director has spanned a broad range of projects working with diverse audiences, communities and social groups. From designing record sleeves for Under the Stars, a band formed by young adults with both learning and physical disabilities, directing a short form documentary with photographer Kyle Weeks in Accra about Ghanian youth culture to working on Brent 2020 Borough of Culture (a yearly initiative devised by the Mayor of London) for a year long arts and culture programme of events celebrating multiculturalism in the most diverse borough in London. Find out more about Peter and Paul.

About Carl:
Carl Robertshaw is a unique multidisciplinary designer and artist, working with an inclusive approach at the intersection of performance, engineering and fine art. Over the past 25 years Carl has enjoyed collaborating with artists such as Bjork, Kylie Minogue, Hussein Chalayan, Take That, Peter Gabriel, Anohni, Coldplay, Editors and Ellie Goulding. Carl’s work has been celebrated on world stages such as The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show, New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Manchester International Festival and the 2012 London Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. Find out more about Carl's work here.

PoliNations and Trigger
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Unboxed
Unboxed, Creativity in the UKCommissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK and also presented as part of Birmingham 2022 Festival
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HM Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government
Belfast City Council
EventScotland
Cymru Greadigol Creative Wales
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