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Artist Taryn Simon. Deglobalisation. 2017 New Generation Thinker Eleanor Lybeck on the circus.

Matthew Sweet speaks to the artist Taryn Simon. New Generation Thinker Eleanor Lybeck on the circus & early 20th century Ireland. 'Deglobalisation' discussed.

Artist Taryn Simon, Master of Photography at this year's Photo London Art Fair, speaks to Matthew Sweet about her work including her latest project Image Atlas inspired by the top image results for given search terms across local engines throughout the world.

2017 New Generation Thinker Eleanor Lybeck from the University of Oxford on the artist Edward Seago and running away to the circus.

What if globalisation isn't as unstoppable as once thought? As manufacturing technology advances will the push for cheap labour abroad cease? How will that change the location of factories? And how might that affect you? We consider the idea of deglobalisation with Finbarr Livesey, author of From Global To Local, and Stephanie Flanders, former BBC Economics Editor, now Chief Market Strategist for UK and Europe at J P Morgan.

Taryn Simon's art work is on show as part of Photo London at the Embankment Gallery East in Somerset House.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to find academics who can turn their research into radio and television. You can find more information, films and broadcasts on the Free Thinking website.
From Global To Local: The making of things and the end of globalisation by Finbarr Livesey is published 18 May 2017.

Producer: Zahid Warley

(Main image: Portrait: ©Taryn Simon)

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Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Taryn Simon
Interviewed Guest Eleanor Lybeck
Interviewed Guest Finbarr Livesey
Interviewed Guest Stephanie Flanders
Producer Zahid Warley

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