Conversation #2, 10th March / On Living Together

Conversation #2
On Living Together
10th March – Broadcast from 7 – 8.30, IRL from 6.30 – 9

Join artist Verity-Jane Keefe in conversation with designer Paul Bailey on the processes of collaborating on the visual language of Living Together. This will be chaired by Peter Nencini.

Since 2018 Paul Bailey has worked closely with Verity-Jane Keefe as project graphic designer, to help visualise the research in response to walks, archival material and conversation with Keefe. This process has developed and responded to the project whilst in development and delivery through the Covid-19 pandemic. This conversation will discuss these processes between designer, artist and place.

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“Conversation (noun)

A talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.”

A series of conversations in response to the themes of Living Together, Becontree and its centenary. The conversations will be blended, recorded in front of a live studio audience at Valence Library and streamed on LT TV.

You can watch online at: www.livingtogether.org.uk/tv

Paul Bailey is an Irish graphic designer, educator and researcher based in London (UK). His practice is made public through exhibitions, publications, performances, workshops and writings. He has conducted residencies and presented research at the Jan van Eyck Academie (NL), Frans Masereel Centre (BE), the National Institute for Design (IN), Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts (CN), ECAL (CH). He designed and directed the MA Graphic Media Design course at London College of Communication, UAL. He is currently undertaking a PhD in the Arts at KASK, School of Arts Ghent (BE).


Peter Nencini makes architectural models, typographic forms, workshop props and graphic surfaces. In collaboration with writers, designers and fabricators, he has worked with ARCA (Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture), Turf Projects, Eastside Projects Birmingham, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Svenska Tecknare, New York Times, Théâtre National de Toulouse and Salone del Mobile Milan. He teaches at the Royal College of Art.

Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place. She is interested in the role and potential of the artist within urban regeneration. Working with moving image, text and installation to explore possible taxonomies of everyday life. She has a long term working relationship with Barking and Dagenham, making work for, about and with the borough since 2006 as well as across Outer London and internationally.