Sarah-Grace Mankarious is Art Director of Special Projects at CNN International, where she produces interactive online stories and award-winning videos such as Colorscope: a series about color and it’s cultural connotations, and ‘What is beauty?’ which looks at our perceptions of female beauty throughout time.
A born and bred Londoner with Egyptian and Mexican parents, Sarah-Grace Mankarious has lived in Mexico City, NYC and a small town in Japan. Cultural experiences like these inform her work, as well as her unconventional path to design, by way of a degree in Philosophy and Psychology which gave her permission and the tools to constantly question.
Through stories about shared experiences in diverse cultures, and intriguing facts about our world, Sarah-Grace Mankarious encourages people to look at the world a little differently. Whether it’s through an animated video telling a linear story or an interactive online feature where the audience can choose how to consume the story at their own pace.
All our talks are for free (whether you are a member or not), held in English, at the auditorium of the MUDAM (the "Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean") in Luxembourg.
Monobloc tells the story of the best-selling piece of furniture of all time. Estimates claim there are a billion of these cheap plastic chairs in use all over the world. This unassuming chair threatens our environment and good taste but is indispensable for millions of people to whom a chair is a chair and nothing more. This is the tale of an object viewed through a critical eye on globalisation - a story that spans functionality and beauty, capitalism and sharing, consumption and recycling.