Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess

Date and time

Friday 10 February, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1

Michael Bhaskar


£7/£6 conc./£5 Members

Why has ‘curation’ become a buzzword? Once the preserve of museums and galleries, curation is now applied to practically everything.

Music festivals, shops and shopping malls, websites of all kinds, the news, conferences, venture capital portfolios, gala openings, dinner parties, music playlists, vacations, personal identities, fashion shows, and wine lists all claim to be curated.

In this talk, author Michael Bhaskar argues that in an age of excess and information overload, curation is not only a sound business strategy but a way to make sense of the world.

Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher and digital pioneer. The Co-Founder of Canelo, a new publishing company, he has written and talked extensively about the future of media and has been featured in and written for The Guardian, The Financial Times, Wired, and the Daily Telegraph, and on BBC 2, BBC Radio 4, and TEDx among others. His latest book 'Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Excess' reflects on why the concept of curation has become ubiquitous, and what might happen to it next.