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Alice Black, Travis Elborough and Julia Hobsbawm

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14 January 2018

Episode 445

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Alice Black, co-director of London’s Design Museum, discusses what makes for good design in 2018 and this month’s nominations for the Beazley designs of the year. We also welcome back Travis Elborough to talk about his new book – ‘Our History of the 20th Century’ – and meet social-health and connectedness speaker Julia Hobsbawm to learn about her book ‘Fully Connected’.

14 January 2018

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Chapter 1

Introduction

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Monocle 24’s Henry Rees-Sheridan looks at next week’s big stories with Tom Edwards and Robert Bound.

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Alice Black

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Ahead of this month’s Beazley designs of the year award, we talk to the co-director of the Design Museum about some of the themes that make for good design in 2018.

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Travis Elborough

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The author’s recent book, ‘Our Twentieth Century’, tells the story of the past 100 years through the unique perspectives of diary keepers.

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Julia Hobsbawm

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The speaker on social health and connectedness – and author of ‘Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload’ – on how to get 2018 off to a productive start.

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