Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council
Vicky Richardson is Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council. She organizes a busy international program of touring exhibitions, residencies, exchanges and talks and is Commissioner of the British Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. Vicky studied at Central St Martins, Chelsea School of Art and the University of Westminster. Following a degree in architecture, she became an architectural journalist, and was Deputy Editor at the RIBA Journal before becoming Editor of design magazine Blueprint, from 2004 to 2010.
Vicky is a co-director of the London Festival of Architecture and is an adviser to the Mayor on culture and creative industries as a member of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Group.
Vicky has written several books including New Vernacular Architecture (Laurence King, 2002) and continues to write about architecture and design for a variety of publications, as well as the British Council design blog, Back of the Envelope.
Partner at Luckybite
Durrell is a Partner at Luckybite with Tom Hulbert, working on physical interfaces, product design and interactive media. Current work includes Moshi Monster toys augmented with iPods and a variety of design projects with BERG London.
Prior to this he was a Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO Europe. He also co-founded Itch, which won a D&AD Gold award for large-scale work on the Science Museum Welcome Wing, and was a partner in Dancing Dog working on camera-based interfaces to computer games. For many years he taught on the Interaction Design and Product Design courses at the Royal College of Art. In the mid-90s he was a researcher in Computer Related Design at the RCA, spending time working with Interval Research in California, Apple Computers Advanced Technology Group and IDEO. He did both an MA in Computer Related Design and an MA in Product Design at the RCA.