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The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are delighted to host an online interview with Michelle Ogundehin, internationally-renowned interiors and style writer, author, consultant and TV presenter.

In this reflective business session, particularly for the creative, cultural and digital sectors, Michelle  will discuss her career and practice, give an insight into her philosophy on the link between our homes and our wellbeing and share her perspectives on the impact of the pandemic and how businesses can adapt and build resilience for the future.

Trained at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Michelle spent several years working in architectural practices before starting her publishing career at Tate Art Magazine and Blueprint. While running her own creative consultancy MO:Studio, she was headhunted by ELLE Decoration Magazine and spent 20 years with the magazine, thirteen as its Editor-in-Chief.

Michelle writes regularly for publications including the Financial Times: How to Spend it and Dezeen and television appearances include as Head Judge on Interior Design Masters (Series 2 currently on BBC2) and co-presenter of four series of Grand Designs: House of the Year. She spearheaded the Equal Rights for Design campaign, was a trustee of the V&A from 2008 – 2015 and has collaborated with organisations including Habitat, TalentLab, Thomas Sanderson, Sainsburys Home and Arteriors.

Michelle is being interviewed by Corinne Julius, broadcaster, journalist, critic and curator, who specialises in contemporary craft and design. Corinne trained as a designer and environmental social psychologist, before working for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Front Row, the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property, Blueprint, Crafts and Country Life. She curates contemporary craft and design shows such as Silver Speaks: Idea to Object at the V&A and is the founder of Future Heritage at Decorex.

About Talking Loud

Talking Loud is a series of online talks which give creative businesses an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders. It is part of South East Creatives,  a development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors in East Sussex, Kent and Essex funded by the European Regional Development Fund for which The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are local hubs. Talking Loud is also supported by Locate East Sussex