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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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