London event asks why trend is "a dirty word"?

Moving away from traditional, speaker-led events, Crowd Talks (opens in new tab) aims to encourage discussions between its panelist and the audience.

The first event, which takes place Monday 21 January in London, focuses on trends – specifically trend awareness in design, and why trend has become "a dirty word."

Crowd Talks Trends: why is trend a dirty word in design?

Crowd Talks Trends: why is trend a dirty word in design?

One of the speakers is Caroline Till from FranklinTill (opens in new tab), the creative consultancy which compiles the trend reports for Computer Arts' sister publication Computer Arts Collection (opens in new tab). Not to be missed.

Other speakers include Varoom (opens in new tab) editor John O'Reilly, Michael Sloboda from (opens in new tab), with illustrator Roderick Mills (opens in new tab) compering the evening.

Tickets cost £3. Doors open at 6:30pm, with discussions running 7-9:30pm. The event takes place at the Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH. (opens in new tab)

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