Talk Past event Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Community Collective: The Fogo Island Story

Join Zita Cobb, entrepreneur and founder of the Shorefast Foundation, will discuss how design can be used to invigorate a community and build a future economy

  • Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre for arts education, South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £15.00

Past Event
Community Collective: The Fogo Island Story photo

Businesswoman Zita Cobb has used cutting-edge architecture and design to revitalise the economy of her native community, the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The furniture collection of the Fogo Island Inn (a community-owned social business) resulted from a dynamic collaboration between local makers and international designers.

Cobb, co-founder of the Inn and its parent organisation Shorefast Foundation, will discuss how design acted as a servant of people and place to mould a collection derived from the intellectual property of a centuries-old fishing community.

Zita Cobb will be in conversation with Ineke Hans

Global Design Forum
Part of London Design Festival at the V&A