Evening Talk - Speaking in Signs: The Life and Work of Otto Neurath

Ref: C3528530

In May 1940, Otto Neurath arrived in England as a refugee and died here in 1945. Though largely forgotten now, he was famous in his time: as a philosopher, polymath, a pioneer in social planning, modern housing and exhibition design. He was the inventor of 'Isotype', a system of visual icons used for what we now know as Information Graphics or Visual Statistics, and was linked to most of the major figures of the day in art and science. His influence is all around us - in airport signs, on mobile phones and computers and more. This talk will introduce you to his extraordinary life and work, in the social and cultural contexts of 1920s-30s Europe and wartime Britain.

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