Community Collective: the Fogo Island Story

Sep 20 2017 13:15 - 14:15

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL London


Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education

- Building a future economy through design: the Fogo Island model

- Handmade modern: the dynamics of outport furniture

- Driving a thriving design industry in an unlikely setting: establishing a self-reliant collection of local design hubs

- Replicating the Fogo Island residency programme: how can design invigorate your community?

Businesswoman Zita Cobb has used cutting-edge architecture and design to revitalise the economy of her native community, the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The furniture collection of the Fogo Island Inn (a community-owned social business) resulted from a dynamic collaboration between local makers and international designers. Cobb, co-founder of the Inn and its parent organisation Shorefast Foundation, will discuss how design acted as a servant of people and place to mould a collection derived from the intellectual property of a centuries-old fishing community.

Zita Cobb, entrepreneur and founder, Shorefast Foundation in conversation with Ineke Hans

General Admission

GBP 15.00 + GBP 1.11 fee