“When I work on the estate I feel like I’m working with my father. It’s a collaboration. It’s all a way of being close to him and to the work.” Curator and design consultant Mariah Nielson talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak at Violet bakery in East London about managing the estate of her father, the late artist J.B. Blunk, her experience of travelling to Japan as a 16-year old model, culture differences between California and London, and the value of travel and spending time alone. – Danielle Radojcin 

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“Don’t start with a burning car,” says the Parisian Kim Boutin about learning how to code. Here she talks to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about life at the vanguard of digital creativity and how we can encourage young girls to get into coding. Since leaving her job at Kenzo to set up her business in London, Kim has produced interactive magazine OK Grl with Louby McLoughlin, worked for Dior and created the VR designs at virtual nail salon Wah in London. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Sylvia Farago is a creative fashion producer who worked with Jefferson Hack, Rankin and Burberry. After a relationship with an ex boyfriend turned sour, she set up her own company, and now travels all over the world producing shoots for Celine, Vogue and Love, working with the world’s top photographers including Collier Shaw and Nick Knight. Over coffee at Violet in Hackney, East London, Sylvia a chats to Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak about how she made it to the top of her game, her adventures in the fashion industry, and how she combats jet lag. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Somerset House’s Marie McPartlin talks about her passion for bringing underground art to a mainstream audience through her role as a director at a London cultural institution, and how she has forged an unusual and highly successful career for herself as a producer of cross disciplinary art forms. The chat takes place at Violet in East London, and is hosted by broadcaster Danielle Radojcin and chef Claire Ptak, and is a co-production of In Talks With and Worgie Productions. – Danielle Radojcin.

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Photo credit: Dan Wilton