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Fiona Watt

Fiona Watt

Chair

I am the Chair of SBTD, curator of our current exhibition Staging Places : UK Design for Performance and perhaps most important of all to me, founder of Designers Drinks, a place of welcome and warmth that I have worked to build the Society around. I am UK Performance Design Commissioner and Co-Chair of the Space Design Sub-Commission for OISTAT and a director of The Designers Formation. Within my own practice I combine designing, teaching, curating, writing and producing with a particular focus on place-making and building a sense of community. I have been practicing since I graduated from the Motley Theatre Design Course in 1991.

I joined the committee because someone on the committee invited me. I hadn’t really been on a committee for anything much before ever but they must have recognised that I had something to say and wanted to contribute. I was hugely nervous and a bit intimidated at first but I stayed. My job now is to keep inviting and welcoming….. most designers are shy people who care and want to contribute.

Fiona Watt