De Ruyter on Design: How our physical surroundings affect us and influence our state of mind

For this De Ruyter Dutch Courage event, on Thursday 23 May during Clerkenwell Design Week, we are joined by installation artist Maria Vera van Embden Andres.

She will talk about how our physical surroundings can affect us and influence our state of mind. Touching on examples in the realm of public space, architecture, art and design, Maria Vera will address how interactivity, materiality, colour and light can add a sense of wonder and meaning to a place. Expect a compelling series of visual observations accompanied by personal thoughts and reflections.

Maria Vera, installation artist with a foundation in architecture & and currently Director of Research & Development at Studio Drift, recently founded her London studio Dreams Work. Her new studio enables her to develop and create spatial art installations and architectural interventions that trigger a sense of wonder and redefine the perception of a place.

For regular visitors of De Ruyter, this event is not our usual location but at Spaces Farringdon, on the doorstep of Clerkenwell Design Week.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Farringdon
77 Farringdon Road
London, EC1M 3JU