July 31, 2011

Finding a language for sustainable building

July 19, 2011

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For the last few months, we have been working with the National Trust on their ‘Heart of The Park’ project at Morden Hall Park, in the South of London. Using sustainable refurbishing techniques and materials, they have been renovating a nineteenth century stable yard, which will be turned into an educational centre for the local […]

SE1 has got talent!

July 6, 2011

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We have spent the last week assisting UsCreates, a social innovation organisation, with the Urban Physic Garden project. The garden is open temporarily until August 15th and is located at 100 Union Street (SE1). The site, which would otherwise be empty prior to development, has been transformed into a garden with many flowers, herbs and plants that […]

The Making of the Empathy Collective!

July 1, 2011

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In the train to Lancaster University for the Design PhD Imagination Conference, Paula and I had a great chat about empathy, and realised that what most of us are trying to do, is to unfold potentials. Following up from a conversation we had during a great lecture at Kingston University with Paul Micklethwaite, we feel […]

Is storytelling the future of design?

June 23, 2011

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In March 2011, we all attended numerous talks at DOTT Cornwall.  One of the many topics discussed in the realm of design and sustainability was the link between design and storytelling.  Clive Grinyer (Cisco) stated that our concepts should be shared through storytelling whilst Richard (forpeople) felt that the journey of design should be crafted […]

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Clay Shirky

June 22, 2011

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“A revolution does not happen when society adopts new tools – it happens when society adopts new behaviour.”

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Do we need another chair?

June 22, 2011

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In March 2011, a few of us attended a discussion group that included Emily Campbell (Royal Society of Arts) and Jonathan Chapman (Brighton University).  Jonathan Chapman argued that design is a ‘corrosive force’ and people will continue to make – so: do we embrace or deny this reality?  Emily Campbell argued that humans are makers […]

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