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SDS seminars 2021/22: past, present and future

Composite image for Abram Games Archive tour with postponed written over themAn update on Sign Design Society seminars.

25 November ’21 talk

A reminder to catch it while you can. Last month’s in conversation with Tristan Gooley recording, ‘The lost art of reading nature’s signs‘ is only available for members via the SDS website Talks Archive (remember to log in to access all Members’ Area resources) until Thursday, 9 December.

16 December ’21 event

Unfortunately, the planned afternoon tour of the Abram Games Archive (followed by a seasonal social in a local pub) has been postponed until spring 2022. The decision was made due to the emergence of the Omicron variant and the recent reintroduction of some pandemic restrictions.

However, you can still join us virtually on the earmarked date. Michael Hornberger, Associate Dean of Innovation and Professor of Applied Dementia Research, Norwich Medical School (University of East Anglia) delivers an evening talk (via Zoom), titled, ‘Lost in spatial translation: The relevance of memory for real-world navigation and the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on outdoor activities.’ Spatial disorientation is one of the earliest symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It often leads to people with AD getting lost in the real world, with significant safeguarding and well-being implications.

2022 seminars

Subject to pandemic restrictions, we hope to offer a blended approach to our talks going forward.  Save the date for these confirmed spring events:

  • 20 January: ‘On your Bike: creating a new national cycle network in Denmark’ with Marco Berends (online);
  • 10 February: ‘Tour of Abram Games Archive and informal pub social’ (in person);
  • 21 April: (6pm) sees Art. Lebedev Art Director Egor Zhgun discuss his studio’s approach to sign design, placemaking and brand experience (online).

Ideas for future talks

What else would you like to see included in the SDS seminar programme for next year? Know someone who would be a good fit to present a topic of interest to our members and the wider industry audience? Please do email us with your suggestions.