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The power of us.

July 31, 2011

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As our academic journey through design and sustainability is coming to an end (or at least, to a new beginning), we are having more and more frequent conversations about what we have learned that will be very valuable for us in the future. Is it the knowledge that we have gathered through our reading? Is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Empathy is needed? – A new era of universal love values is on its way…

June 19, 2011

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What it is happening in the world? Why people are so cruel to other human beings, or why some people simply don’t care about others? Are they turning off their empathy? That’s actually what states the psychologist Baron-Cohen in his book ‘Zero degrees of empathy’ (2011). If we are talking about creating a ‘big society’ with new shared values […]

What we have been up to…

May 13, 2011

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It’s been a good while since anyone has had a chance to post anything on the blog! We have all been very busy, writing essays on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Cities, Environmental Management and Human Rights! And not only this list is non-exhaustive, but also, we are just about to bury ourselves in dark rooms […]

Welcome!

January 20, 2011

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Hello, Hola, Olá, 안녕, Bonjour! We are a group of designers currently enrolled on the MA Design for Development at Kingston University. Our aim with this blog is to share our learning experiences, between us and with anyone engaging in the subject area. We also want to use it as an opportunity to showcase the […]