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Q&A with Paula Zuccotti
An evening celebrating the publication of Everything We Touch: A 24 Hour Inventory of Our Lives by Paula Zuccotti. Hear Paula discuss the project with special guests and have the chance to answer questions after the talk.
What’s the first thing we touch when we wake up? How do our favourite things reveal our hopes and fears? Can objects tell the story of our lives? Imagine how your day would look if you recorded everything that you touched. From smartphone to soap, from spice to spoon… what if they were all bought together in one place? Would they tell a bigger story? Driven by this idea, Paula Zuccotti travelled around the world to find people from an incredible array of ages, cultures, professions and backgrounds. She asked them to document every object they touched in 24 hours. Then she gathered those objects together and photographed them in a single shot. From a toddler in Tokyo to a cowboy in Arizona, from a cleaner in London to a cloister nun in Madrid, Every Thing We Touch is their story told through the objects they own, consume, need, choose, treasure and can’t let go.
Tickets include entry to the Designs of the Year and Cycle Revolution exhibitions before the talk begins. Doors will open at 18:15. The Designs of the Year and Cycle Revolution exhibitions will be open for ticket holders to view between 18.15 and 19:00, and will then close. The talk will start at 19:00 and last for 1 hour. The event will conclude with a book signing and copies of the publication will be available to purchase in the shop.
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