Weeknotes 5: Bella, Brexit, Worming tablets

23/05/2022

We made it to the UK after a pretty arduous journey. Long story involving Bella, Brexit and a worming tablet. The upside was getting to spend a day riding around sunny Amsterdam with Emma.Quick trip to Goldsmiths on Wednesday to … more more more, more

Weeknotes 4: 4 day week

12/05/2022

Short week this week. We’re driving back to the UK tomorrow (12hrs to Holland then an overnight ferry, oooof).Last Friday I managed to catch Low and Divide and Dissolve playing at Voxhall. They were both seriously amazing. I’ve been trying … more more more, more

Weeknotes 3: Face Melting Stuff

06/05/2022

This week has disappeared. We don’t get a bank holiday in Denmark so Monday was just another day. The office has felt like a disaster movie because everyone went to CHI.I ran a short drawing workshop with the IT product … more more more, more

Weeknotes 2: Back to it

29/04/2022

A good weekend of dusty mountain bike racing last Sunday. I’ve been off the bike since I had COVID at the last race I did a month ago in Ulstrup, so I wasn’t expecting a lot (and nor did I … more more more, more

Weeknotes 1: First try

22/04/2022

Inspired by Alice Bartlett and Matt Webb, this is the first time for me trying this… the aim being to add a little structure to reflections on (work?) life. And also to try to break the cycle of feeling nervous … more more more, more

Thinking with His House

11/11/2020

When we started to watch His House (dir. Remi Weekes) on Netflix I immediately dismissed it as a film sensationalising a harrowing refugee narrative to translate PTSD into a shallow horror film… ‘shall we watch something else?’ … ‘But it … more more more, more

Reflections on care from the CISP Project Group visit to Mark Dion’s exhibition, ‘Theatre for the Natural World’

28/06/2018

This post was written in collaboration with Sarah Pennington for the CISP Project Group blog – primarily a reading group based at Goldsmiths. Our reading and discussion has so far had a particular focus on care and on 3rd May … more more more, more

Protected: Notes from the ‘Jungle’ Bike: Visit 1

25/10/2016

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Making in the ‘Jungle’ – Maker assembly & Goldsmiths design festival

28/09/2016

Notes dump and slides from two recent presentations: Maker Assembly in Sheffield and Goldsmiths Design Festival in London. Written in collaboration with Jimmy Loizeau. We have been visiting the Jungle camp in Calais over the past few months. For those that … more more more, more

An incomplete list of tools to take to ‘The Jungle’ for building shelters

19/01/2016

I went to The Jungle last week to help build shelters – I wanted to write something about the experience, but at the same I didn’t. This is the compromise I came up with. An incomplete list of tools and materials … more more more, more

Trans-disciplinary, not inter-disciplinary, not post-disciplinary

19/08/2015

This is why I like ‘trans-disciplinary design’. Design is an activity, object or a thing in a broad and messy mesh of other things. Trans-disciplinary design means a belief in flowing through, around and between that complex mesh. It embraces the … more more more, more

Notes on We Can’t Be There at Tate Modern

02/07/2015

Disclaimer: Unedited notes mostly taken from the event, if I have time I will edit this down into a more coherent post. We Can’t Be There. Emergency Provisions for Un(Anticipated) Futures We Can’t be there was a two hour workshop … more more more, more

Notes on Design the end of the World – Split

23/06/2015

In March I was asked to run a workshop broadly around speculative design in Split, Croatia. It lasted 5 days, with half a day of presentations at the end. The workshop asked the students to design new end of the … more more more, more

Helium balloons

22/06/2015

We’re eating fish and chips on the beach in Herne Bay. We see three heart shaped helium balloons float away from a group of people standing on the flood defence walls. The three balloons are heading down the coast, following the … more more more, more

Notes from Tomorrow Today @ ICA

12/06/2015

ICA Tomorrow Today Should design fictions have a socially beneficial impact? @curiousoctopus Reality bites – design fictions as grimm tales Nice boat analogy – everyones jumping on design fiction and soon it’s gonna capsize. Design and violence, speculation is a … more more more, more