Following the success of Designology - S.I.D.E Projects director Rebecca Hatchett was commissioned by London Transport Museum to rethink their future facing content. Working with the Director of the Museum, she produced a Theory of Change and Business Case for what became ShapingLDN; a large scale public programme of events and rebranding of the Musuem’s futures and contemporary gallery spaces.

Rebecca went on to pilot, develop and curate ShapingLDN during it’s first two incubation years, including partnership building and the curation of series of large scale events:

Late Debate: Women of the future

Late Debate: Women

2018 marked 100 years since women in Britain were allowed to vote for the first time. Driven by the suffragist and suffragette movements, this was a major step towards equal voting rights for all women and men, achieved in 1928. This festival of talks, debates, immersive experiences and workshops, was programmed to recognise this momentous period in history, celebrating women’s contribution to society over the past 100 years and debating the progress we are making towards equality in the 21st century.

Women of the Future talks, debates and workshops included:

  • Keynote welcome from Justine Simons, OBE Deputy Mayor, Culture and the Creative Industries
  • All aboard for Equalia! – talk by Catherine Mayer, author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party
  • Driving gender equality – An expert packed panel debate on equality in the workforce
  • Get serious about feminism – Stand-up with queer comedy collective, The Lol Word
  • Enjoy a PechaKucha of dynamic presentations on the portrayal of women
  • Head to our 1918 classroom to brush up on your women’s rights and feminist facts, with Claire Kennan, Citizens 800 Project at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • A creative workshop with feminist underwear designer Buttress and Snatch
  • The futures marketplace – a cherry-picked selection of girl power organisations and a pop-up bar
  • The chance to explore the museum after hours, including Poster Girls – a century of art and design – a powerful exhibition which reveals the contribution female graphic designers have made to poster design over the last one hundred years.


Late Debate: Environment matters

Late Debate: Environment

Rebecca Hatchett curated this festival style event to discuss and explore ways of making London a cleaner, greener, and more liveable city. Guests were able to enjoy an evening of talks, debates, immersive experiences and workshops, as well as networking in our Futures Marketplace and exploring the Museum’s new and iconic galleries after hours.

Read the full programme for the Late Debate: Environment matters [5.7 MB]

Late Debate: Technology and the future

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Fantastic, frightening, or simply overdue: Emerging technologies are going to reshape the way we live, work and travel, whether we like it or not.

In this event Rebecca Hatchett curated an event which invited over 300 guests to explore what’s on the tech horizon. From driverless cars and delivery drones to apps, maps and virtual reality – offering debates, immersive experiences, talks and workshops. The chance to to brainstorm innovations, meet inventors and explore their ideas. Visitors also enjoyed network at the bar, getting hands on with robots and Virtual Reality, and visiting the museum’s iconic collection at night – click here to view the full programme [928 KB]

Talks, debates and activities include:

  • Keynote: Iain Macbeth, Head of Foresight at Transport for London
    Linda Bernardi, Chief Product and Strategy Officer at Element AI, author of The Inversion Factor
  • Panel debate exploring if London is ready for the fourth industrial revolution.
  • Dragons Den style debate, sharing new and emerging technologies.
  • Quick-fire PechaKucha of six dynamic presentations on mapping and wayfinding.
  • Talk by Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe sharing their ‘All the Stations’ adventure.
  • Workshop by HackPartners, with a chance to win Hidden London Tour tickets for 2018!
  • Talk by neuroscientist Kate Jeffery on how technology is affecting our brains
  • Talk and map design workshop with Dr Maxwell Roberts.
  • Workshop offering the chance to get creative and build your own moving robot.
  • Interactivities and stands offering the chance to meet inventors, start-ups and experts, explore innovative ideas, cutting edge products and dynamic demonstrations.
  • Explore the museum after hours and enjoy a drink at our pop-up bar.


Late Debate: Race for space

Late Debate: Space

Over 54% of the world’s population live in cities today and this figure is expected to rise to 66% by 2050. 

Rebecca Hatchett advised on the development and delivery of this Late Debate, exploring how London will cope with its continuing population growth. How we will balance a livable environment with increasing density, providing space for nature, culture, heritage and play, as well as housing and critical infrastructure. The event asked guests to share their views on London’s expanding transport and infrastructural network and come up with their own creative solutions, through a festival style event offering debates, immersive experiences, talks, and workshops.

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