Great to present to some of the female engineers at WorleyParsons about the Omani Women project. In Muscat the company employs 50% women engineers.
Thursday 15th October 7.30pm:
Mrs West’s Hats by Helen Couchman
a book launch
Helen Couchman’s new book is a thoughtful, quiet meditation on the life of her grandmother, a remarkable lady and the owner of a number of extravagant hats. Tonight we explore memory, history, heritage, and inheritance via this beautiful little work, soon to be launched in London and worldwide.
Currently attracting international media attention, Helen’s new book is launched in a climate of worldwide recession – the most pertinent of times to look back on an earlier, less consumer-focused era, and perhaps to a time when beautiful objects were treasured more than they are today.
Helen Couchman is a visual artist based in Beijing, and the author of ‘Gongren’. Tonight’s discussion features art critic and philosopher Anthony Gorman, and Time Out’s fabulous art editor Stacey Duff.
Jenny Niven, The Bookworm Beijing
Images and Organization
inVisio launch event
19:00 Welcome and introduction to inVisio
19:15 Jonathan Schroeder (University of Exeter):
Snapshot Aesthetics in Brand Culture
20:00 Helen Couchman (Photographic Artist):
14th October 2008
7 – 9.30pm,
9.30pm drinks reception
at the Photographers’ Gallery, London
Update: Tonight Migrant workers who built Olympic Beijing is on the front page of The Age online.
The online producer of the Australian newspaper The Age sent the following link today. Now live on page one online, They Built this City:
John Pauline – director, PTW Architects, Wang Kan – secretary general, China On Action, Stacey Duff – writer and art critic, Time Out, Helen Couchman – artist.
7.30pm at The Bookworm, Building 4, Sanlitun Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing