Monthly Archives: April 2012

Co-futuring

Design has always seen future concepts and scenarios as part of its remit. Each new design that gains ground in the markets or society re-configures the present and so sets the future in motion.  While no one deliberately designs to

Co-futuring

Design has always seen future concepts and scenarios as part of its remit. Each new design that gains ground in the markets or society re-configures the present and so sets the future in motion.  While no one deliberately designs to

Open Knowledge Festival

The OKFestival is a week-long festival in Helsinki, Finland, exploring the possible ‘value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from such sharing, and the impacts that transparency can have in our societies’.

Open Knowledge Festival

The OKFestival is a week-long festival in Helsinki, Finland, exploring the possible ‘value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from such sharing, and the impacts that transparency can have in our societies’.

Deschooling Society

‘A good educational system should have three purposes: it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know to find those who

Deschooling Society

‘A good educational system should have three purposes: it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; empower all who want to share what they know to find those who

Conviviality

convivialitynoun[Late Latin convvilis, from Latin convvium, banquet : com-, com- + vvere, to live] sociability, cheer, festivity, gaiety, bonhomie, jollity, liveliness, cordiality, geniality, joviality, good fellowship, merrymaking, jollification. Thinker and philosopher Ivan Illich used this word in an interesting context:

Conviviality

convivialitynoun[Late Latin convvilis, from Latin convvium, banquet : com-, com- + vvere, to live] sociability, cheer, festivity, gaiety, bonhomie, jollity, liveliness, cordiality, geniality, joviality, good fellowship, merrymaking, jollification. Thinker and philosopher Ivan Illich used this word in an interesting context:

Blind drawing

Blind contour drawing is a drawing technique in which the drawer only looks at the object while drawing, not at the paper. It is a technique used a lot by drawing teachers for art students to warm up and loose

Blind drawing

Blind contour drawing is a drawing technique in which the drawer only looks at the object while drawing, not at the paper. It is a technique used a lot by drawing teachers for art students to warm up and loose

Re-animating design ‘relatedness’

Change is palpable. We intuit today’s shifting complexities as a state of continuous transition. Design, designers and societies are carried along together, but little eddies are growing just out of the mainstream. Here, design’s orientation towards people, our collective perception

Re-animating design ‘relatedness’

Change is palpable. We intuit today’s shifting complexities as a state of continuous transition. Design, designers and societies are carried along together, but little eddies are growing just out of the mainstream. Here, design’s orientation towards people, our collective perception