Wednesday 5th October 2022 – Thomas Heatherwick: A Modern Leonardo?

Wednesday 5th October 2022 Thomas Heatherwick:

A Modern Leonardo?

Lecturer – Ian Swankie

The past decade has seen the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily versatile British designer with his acclaimed Olympic cauldron, the iconic new London bus, and designs for a spectacular new headquarters building for Google. Over the past twenty years the Heatherwick Studio has used an intriguing combination of curiosity and experimentation to produce a vast range of solutions to design challenges around the world. This lecture will look at the problems presented, and the wonderfully creative ways in which Heatherwick and his team have responded.

A Londoner with a passion for art and architecture, Ian Swankie is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral. He is a qualified freelance London guide and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars.