by Kim Judge, MA Applied Imagination, CSM
‘Everything Happens So Much’ opened at London College of Communications (LCC) on 19th September. It was an enjoyable evening, seeing Sarah Weir OBE, Design Council CEO give an informative speech about the future of the design industry and the important place women have within a variety of roles. Sarah Weir highlighted her experiences climbing the career ladder in a male dominated industry. She is a bold, courageous and charismatic woman; who is a great person to be inspired by when studying or working in the creative industries. However, she triggered something; which had been skimming through the corners of my mind for more than a year. Firstly, it was the number of female headliners at summer shows and festivals; followed by the talks about exhibiting female artists and whether it is worth investing in their work? Finally, the death of Oksana Shachko was shocking and then the disappointment felt by a failed parliamentary petition to discuss the on-going row about the gender-pay gap.