Brain Food Late Debate at London Transport Museum

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Brain Food Late Debate at London Transport Museum

Enjoy an evening of HIIT for the brain at London Transport Museum's first ever Late Debate.

Join in the late-night fun, choosing between interactive debates, workshops, music, drinks, and the Museum’s new Designology exhibition.

London Transport Museum is offering 2-for-1 tickets (priced £12 / £10 concessions) to Thursday's Late Debate event through the Museum’s new mobile app.

Simply download the new app and receive the promo code via the app inbox.

Late Debates and Talks

The Late Debate explores social behaviour and mapping with more than 15 speakers and panellists on four keynote debates:

1 Design values: Six industry experts will have just five minutes to present their case on continued public investment in transport design — after which you, the audience, can interrogate the panel.

2 Data — risk or reward?: Some see boundless possibilities in data, while others see risk and exploitation. During this interactive debate, smart city open data experts will argue about whether the risk is worth the reward.

3 The big squeeze: London’s population is set to increase from 8.4 million to around 10 million by 2030. In this debate, the audience become dragons in a den of industry experts who'll pitch their ideas for solutions to the Big Squeeze.

4 Tube map challenge: Join Max Roberts, professor of psychology and mapping expert, in conversation with Londonist Video Journalist, Geoff Marshall, as they take the audience on a journey through the creative opportunities, flaws and psychology of maps.


As well as debates and talks there will also be interactive workshops giving you the chance to explore and create, as well as enjoy the Museum and network with other guests.

Create an alternative tube map: Get hands on and create your own 'Max Roberts inspired' alternative tube map from everyday objects.

Create an animation: Check out the new animation created by Transport for London’s Visual Service animator, Nina Radivoeva then have a go at creating your own.

The accessibility trail: Go on a digital accessibility trail around the Museum and find out how Wayfindr and CoderDoJo are helping visually impaired people access London.

Redundant space: Eyesore or opportunity? Meet TfL Design and Communities Manager Ann Gavaghan and find out how TfL is repurposing redundant space on the network. Share your creative ideas during a fun brainstorm.

Legible London – Legible Museum: Meet TfL's Legible London team and discover how they have been helping London Transport Museum to become a Legible Museum. Have a go at mapping and give your feedback.

FutureFest: Get an insight into what's coming up at FutureFest 2016, a weekend festival of radical ideas designed to inspire people to change the future.

The Late Debate is part of the new Designology exhibition which celebrates London’s internationally recognised iconography and explores the influence that thoughtful and persuasive design has on our daily experiences of the urban environment.

The Designology show includes a wide programme of additional special events: adults-only Friday Lates, Talks and Late Debates, as well as a pop-up Design Studio — an exciting part of the exhibition which gives you the chance to meet professional and student designers in residence and get involved in their work.

Brain Food with a Twist, Late Debate at London Transport Museum is on 28 July 2016. Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) and are for over 18s only. Get 2-for-1 tickets by downloading the Museum's new app, and receive the promo code through the app inbox.

Last Updated 26 July 2016