Living Room Sessions
Online talks, conversations, debates, and performances
Living Room Sessions are monthly 60-minute online sessions for House Residents. From lectures to tutorials, from dancing to debating, from master classes to book readings, they present ideas and insights from one or more guest speakers and offer new ways to gather beyond business-as-usual.
Launched in January 2020, we have hosted more than 50 sessions to date.
Speakers have included Peter Albiez, country manager Germany, Pfizer; Safi Bahcall, author, Loonshots; Misha Glenny, writer; Pico Iyer; writer; Anab Jain, co-founder of design studio Superflux; Saru Jayamaran, president of One Fair Wage; Rana el Kaliouby, CEO of Emotional AI company Affectiva; Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director of The IEEE Standards Association; Eva Karlsson, CEO of Houdini Sportswear; Ebru Koksal, chair of Women in Football and former CEO of Galatasaray Istanbul; Casper ter Kuile, co-founder of Sacred Design Labs; Mathieu Lefevre, CEO of More in Common; former Apple Siri writer Mariana Lin; Ian McDonald, CTO-in-residence at Microsoft for Start-ups; Pulitzer Prize winning writer Benjamin Moser; Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute; Emilia Roig, founder and executive director of the Center for Intersectional Justice; intersex activist Alicia Roth Weigel; Susan Celia Swan, executive director, V-Day; Marion Waller, urban planner and advisor to the Deputy Mayor of Paris; Albert Wenger, partner at Union Square Ventures; and many more.
As a Virtual Resident you can take part in all online sessions. Select sessions are open to the public, as indicated by the badges below.