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Freedom in Expression

DIY, Doing & Disruption

Richard Turley

Corporate Shill (and design legend)

Mr. Bingo


Gabriella Marcella

Designer and founder of RISOTTO

Arisa Sudangnoi

Developer Relations Lead at Playdate

  • Sat 11th Jun, 2022
  • The Crossing
  • 7:00pm
  • talk
  • From £15
  • 180 mins

Last but by no means least, our closing night sees four more world-class speakers (responsible for brilliant & influential work) take to the stage to share with us their thoughts on Freedom in Expression. Creative director and provocateur Richard Turley, RISOTTO Studio founder Gabriella Marcella, PLAYDATE’s Arisa Sudangnoi and Artist/joker Mr Bingo will ensure we finish on a laughter-induced high at The Crossing in Digbeth.


Gabriella Marcella – Balancing Act

Gabriella Marcella, Designer and Founder of RISOTTO Studio, will take you on a high speed journey through her adventures in business, design and play.

Sharing her love for Risograph print; and how a machine has shaped her practice, as well as the ups and downs of running a studio and juggling projects; in the pursuit of finding balance, ten years on.

Arisa Sudangnoi – The Story of Playdate

Arisa Sudangnoi, Developer Relations Lead for Playdate, cranks through the history of Playdate and the company behind this tiny handheld game system, Panic. The journey of making the company’s first game system, with details on the inspiration behind it, the process for designing the Playdate, and the vision going forward.

Mr Bingo – Alternative ways to make a living

Mr Bingo was a freelance illustrator for 14 years. Off the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a book in 2015 he decided to stop working for clients and become a (self titled) ‘artist’. Mr Bingo now makes a living from selling prints and other bits on his online shop to his ever growing fanbase.

In his talk ‘Alternative ways to make a living’ he will be speaking about sending postcards to strangers, ideas, money, revenge, what is art? learning to rap, high treason, working with an audience, recruiting nudes for art, existential anxieties, solicited dick pics, making art in a pandemic, stalkers, death threats and becoming a dominatrix.

Richard Turley – Those days are behind me

Design legend RIchard Turley talks about F1, Civilization, Interview, Bloomberg, MTV and more


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The Crossing

South & City College Birmingham,
High Street,
Birmingham, UK

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