LIVING WITHIN: Symposium 2020

9 – 12 September

Limited spaces & Online



This year’s symposium considers the radical changes going on in the spaces we inhabit. From the context of both our own private and individual environments to how we will engage with each other publicly in the future, we have all become increasingly aware of the space we are ‘living within’. Set against the backdrop of Elisabeth Frink’s studio, which was her creative space at Woolland, we join leading minds from the fields of Architecture, Interior and Garden design to consider how good design has and is adapting to the changed environment and our contemporary concerns.

The programming begins with talks by interior designers Jane Churchill and Emily Todd Hunter. The following day we hear from Sue Stuart- Smith on the powers of gardening for mental health before garden designer Marie-Louise Agius takes us on a journey through the design and symbolisms of the Hortus Conclusus, which couldn’t be more fitting for these times.

Saturday is headlined by two panels discussions: A Place Apart and A Place Together, which recall Frink’s statement about her studio and solitary practice and a contrasting talk about how collective spaces need to be reimagined and how architecture is adapting to a post Covid-19 Society. These talks include contributions from architects including Roger Zogolovitch, Jenny Jones, Philip Gumuchdjian, Peter Clegg, Fergus Fielden, Jessica Reynolds and Kate Goodwin, amongst others.


Jenny Jones, model for Fjord London, Styrofoam, card, acrylic, cork, paper