STUFFOCATION

Feb 10 2015 18:00 - 21:00

Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, off Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, W11 2AR London

FREE COPY of the book with every ticket!

Are you being stuffocated? Based on his acclaimed book Stuffocation James Wallman, explains why we've had enough of stuff and need experience more than ever. Do you have cupboards full to bursting? A cluttered desk? Do you want to organise life's clutter and live more?

If so, you're suffering from 'stuffocation'. The solution, as Wallman will show, is experientialism. This does not mean giving up all our possessions, but it does mean getting over our obsession with them, and transforming what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays and time with friends.

With powerful stories of real people's lives, and with intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change. It has inspired those who have heard its message to be happier and healthier, and to live more with less.

6pm Museum opens with cash bar

7-8pm Talk and chance for questions

8-9pm Chance to peruse the Museum

James Wallman is an author, futurist, journalist, and keynote speaker. He has commented on trends happening now and predicted what will happen next for publications like GQ, the New York Times, and the Financial Times, and for clients such as Absolut, BMW, Burberry, and Nike. He wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine from 2008-2012, and was editor of a trend consultancy called The Future Laboratory's forecasting publication, LS:N Global, from 2009-2013.
An internationally recognised speaker, James is represented by the Leigh Bureau. He has given keynote talks from Beijing to Berlin; from a BBC script writer conference in Bristol to a luxury marketing conference in Paris; from the Royal Society of Arts to Google's HQ in California.
He has an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London and an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford.

All funds raised from this event will contribute to the sustainability of our educational Museum charity.

General Admission

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