Ajaz Ahmed and Christian Watson


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“If after your daydreams have been dragged through the rubble of the real world, you persevere and graft and eventually build something that makes it all worthwhile, the satisfaction is little short of miraculous.”

An exclusive evening was held at Serpentine Gallery for the launch of Defeat. A book about life, failure, and environment, by AKQA’s CEO Ajaz Ahmed and artist Christian Watson.

The evening gave a glimpse into the ideas behind the book, with a photography exhibition and a conversation with the co-authors and presenter Claudia Hammond.

Conveying a feeling of peace despite tackling heavier topics, the book is a heart-filled collection of short stories. A photographic exploration of striking and deserted landscapes from Canada to Alaska, and meditation of six essays entitled Open, Untruth, Nature, Forgotten, Balance and Simplify.

This limited edition publication is now available to order.