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Art Featured August 6, 2018


Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2018, Semi Permanent, the Coachella for creatives, entrepreneurs and future thinkers, takes festival form this year with an expanded 3-day programme that builds on the successes of last year’s sell-out event.


For the first time the event will last three days, kicking off with Future of the Future on Thursday, 9 August, showcasing a stellar line up of speakers from the world’s most disruptive brands. The best creative minds from six of the top global innovative companies, Google, Uber, Facebook, Netflix, AirBnB and Spotify will share their highly regarded insights on what the world could look like in several decades and what the future could be with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.


The big names featuring on Future of the Future’s line-up are Ethan Eismann, director of Design – Homes at Airbnb, Sara Ortloff Khoury, Director at Google Cloud, Andrew Law, Director of Product Design at Netflix, Michael Gough, Global VP of Design at Uber, Chris Wiggins, Vice President Product Design at Spotify and Julia Peter, Artificial Intelligence Design at Facebook.



From 10-11 August,  over 30 designers, creatives and artists will take to the stage to share stories, ideas and insights about the nature of creativity.


“We are proud to celebrate our fifteenth edition with a quality line-up like the one of 2018, showcasing speakers and practitioners from all sectors, from furniture and product design, architecture, branding, graphics and illustration, to type and photography. This will be a very dense and interesting edition,” says Simon Velvin, Director of Semi Permanent.


Featuring amongst the creative thinkers and doers scheduled to speak and inspire at Semi Permanent are creative minds coming from various backgrounds such as:

  • Katsumi Asaba—Japanese Art Director
  • Penny Martin—Editor-in-chief of The Gentlewomen
  • Javier Jaen—Graphic Designer
  • Carole Baijings—Designer & CO-Founder Scholten & Baijings


Be sure to purchase your tickets here: 

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