Announcing our first speakers for The Story 2019 – Marie Foulston and Alison S. M. Kobayashi

Tickets are now on general sale for The Story 2019 – we’ve already sold all the discount code tickets we sent to our newsletter subscribers, and tickets will go fast now we are announcing our speakers for next February.

Curating The Story is collaborative process, and our first two speakers are a good illustration of this. Matt really loved the V&A’s brilliant Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt exhibition, so wanted to invite its curator, Marie Foulston to The Story. Ian, our Managing Editor at How We Get To Next, saw Alison S. M. Kobayashi speak at the Third Coast podcast festival, and came back raving about her talk.

We’ll be announcing more speakers in a few weeks time, and also the first partner organisations for The Story Academy – please get in touch if you’d like to help us with that project. In the meantime, get your ticket for The Story now, and here’s a bit more info on our first two speakers:

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Marie Foulston [image credit: Tom Jamieston]
Marie Foulston is a playful curator and producer with a love of the mischievous and the unexpected. She was lead curator on the V&A‘s headline exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt and is co-founder of the UK-based independent videogame collective The Wild Rumpus.


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Alison S. M. Kobayashi [image credit: Vincent Tullo]
Alison S. M. Kobayashi is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist whose hybrid work mixes documentary and fiction through video, performance, installation, interactive and illustration. Her performance Say Something Bunny! has received critical acclaim, is a NYTimes critics’ pick and was listed in Time Out’s 2017 top ten productions. Kobayashi has received nominations for a 2018 Drama Desk award and United Solo Special Award and is the recipient of the 2006 TSV Artistic Vision Award. She was a guest artist at the 2008 Flaherty Film Seminar and her work was the focus of a Spotlight Presentation at Video Out, Jakarta International Film Festival. She was a 2016 Yaddo and MacDowell Colony fellow.