Lunchtime Lecture: Dyslexia- A Superpower for Creativity

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • Thursday, 21 March 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

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Join us for a fascinating and inspiring conversation with Kristjana Williams, a renowned artist and designer who creates stunning artworks that have been exhibited and commissioned worldwide. Kristjana will tell us about her life and career, from her childhood in Iceland to her studies at Central Saint Martins, and how she has experienced her dyslexia as a force of creativity and innovation.

Kristjana S. Williams is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans fine art collage pieces, hand-cut 3D artworks, illustration, animation and digital design. Her designs are inspired by nature, and her technique combines the layering of Victorian engravings with elements from nature to mirror the symmetry in all living things. Her work has become well known, winning numerous awards and can be found all around the world. Kristjana’s unique aesthetic has led to numerous collaborations, in particular, she has been working with the V&A for many years now, and the most notable to date collaboration project is the Alice in Wonderland Curioser and Curiouser exhibition. She is also a passionate advocate for neurodiversity and dyslexia awareness.

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