Chairing: Risk/reward discussion for Clerkenwell Design Week

Risk, reward and the new design commissioners Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 17:00 3rd floor, Farmiloe Building, St John Street, London Renato Preti, founder of Discipline discusses the current stage of European design commissioning and originality, the route to economic recovery and how risk is an essential component to developing markets and stimulating an industry [...]

Review: InRealLife documentary sees the life in technology

Seasoned documentary maker Beeban Kidron's film InRealLife is an investigation into the relationship of teenagers, digital technology and the Internet, taking as its subjects British teenagers in particular, and Western youth in general. It begins with an extended interview with two teenage boys talking about their use of porn, and how they remember pornographic images [...]

Talk: Urbanism: Creating the future of transport, 2013

Developing on research I was doing with BIG POTATOES on transport futures, I gave a talk entitled ‘Urbanism: Creating the future of transport’ to CreativeMornings LDN (@London_CM), a talk series for people in the Creative Industries which takes place around the globe. The event took place at Camden Collective. The talk is structures around Vehicles, [...]

Exhibition: Landmark: The Fields of Photography

Spent a long time today at the wonderful ‘Landmark: The Fields of Photography’ show, put on by the Positive View Foundation at Somerset House. The show takes a broad view of contemporary and recent landscape photography, and is themed Sublime, Pastoral, Witness, Landmark, Scar, Control, Datum, Delusion, Hallucination, and Reverie. The types of photography are [...]

Chairing: DBA: An evening with Marco Steinberg

For the Design Business Association I conducted an 'in conversation' with Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), on 13 November at Interbrand in London. We discussed Steinberg’s work at Sitra, what it means to innovate in the public sector, addressing 'grand challenges', and whether the design community is ready to help government redesign public services. More on [...]