Review: Nesta: Pulling the plug: what should a human-centric European Internet look like?, 2018

On Wednesday early evening in London Nesta is hosting the first of a series of provocations on ‘how European citizens can retake control over the future of the internet’. Pulling the plug: what should a human-centric European Internet look like? Is part of the Next Generation Internet initiative, the European Commission’s programme focused on building […]

Advising on the CIEE Entrepreneur Lab

I’m working with CIEE (the Council on International Educational Exchange), helping their thinking around and approach to creating an Entrepreneur Lab (eLab) which they will launch next year in London (with a focus on creativity) and Berlin (with a focus on sustainability). CIEE (the Council On International Educational Exchange) is a US-based non-profit study abroad […]

The Brexit A-Z: A Pocket Dictionary for Democrats: Design

Entry for a WORLDwrite publication The Brexit A-Z: A Pocket Dictionary for Democrats (2017) [as yet unpublished] Design, and the creative industries in general, have not received the Brexit vote well. Of all the industries, the creatives were most favourable to Remain: the Creative Industries Federation’s members’ survey showed more than 96% support. Traditionally apolitical, […]

Review: The working life of David Bowie documentary

One year on, a lovely BBC Bowie documentary – David Bowie: The Last Five Years – featuring many of his close friends and artistic and other collaborators reflecting on how he worked, and how he revealed he was dying. It focuses on his last two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his play Lazarus, […]