Nelly Ben Hayoun

Designing the Impossible

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Talk: Designing the Impossible

Dubbed the ‘Willy Wonka of Design and Science’, award-winning director and designer of experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun is a critical explorer, a fearless and passionate provocateur. Her latest project Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the design of procedures to manage and assess the risks of a potential asteroid of significant size hitting the earth. Disaster Playground’s feature film premiered at SXSW in March 2015 and was selected as one of the six highlights of SXSW while competing in the Feature Documentary, Vision Category which promotes ‘audacious filmmakers, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking’.

Nelly Ben Hayoun

Nelly Ben Hayoun is a French designer. Born in Valence, Drôme, France, Ben Hayoun now resides in London, United Kingdom. An award-winning director and experience designer, she works with scientists and engineers to devise events and experiences. Ben Hayoun is also an exhibitor and keynote speaker who has worked with museums and design centres across the world.

Disaster Playground

Scientists work to predict and stop future outer space catastrop

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