Author Archives: afl874

Designing within the Open Source Circular Economy

Four days of discourse, workshops and face-to-face learning commenced today at Helsinki’s Open Source Circular Economy jamboree. As the event’s title suggests this is where the practices and ethics of the open source movement come together with those seeking to

Designing within the Open Source Circular Economy

Four days of discourse, workshops and face-to-face learning commenced today at Helsinki’s Open Source Circular Economy jamboree. As the event’s title suggests this is where the practices and ethics of the open source movement come together with those seeking to

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

The Ecologies of Social Engagement

  At the Cumulus Conference in Aveiro, 8-10 May 2014, called ‘What’s On: Cultural diversity, Social Engagement, Shifting education’, I participated in the Social Engagement theme as a co-chair. In this post I pick out some highlights from the papers

The Ecologies of Social Engagement

  At the Cumulus Conference in Aveiro, 8-10 May 2014, called ‘What’s On: Cultural diversity, Social Engagement, Shifting education’, I participated in the Social Engagement theme as a co-chair. In this post I pick out some highlights from the papers

Agents of Alternatives – make it a reality!

Here at window874 we have been working on an independently published book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities. It explores the visions, projects, tools and impacts of diverse change agents who are designing and  making things happen, creating new

Agents of Alternatives – make it a reality!

Here at window874 we have been working on an independently published book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities. It explores the visions, projects, tools and impacts of diverse change agents who are designing and  making things happen, creating new

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection

Reflective consumption

Figure 1. Teresa showing Sirpa how the ‘half-made’ mittens are stitched together. As part of our on-going activities to explore design’s role in creating new ‘value propositions’ for emergent enterprise models, we ran a three day Pop-Up Shop in Lahti,

Reflective consumption

Figure 1. Teresa showing Sirpa how the ‘half-made’ mittens are stitched together. As part of our on-going activities to explore design’s role in creating new ‘value propositions’ for emergent enterprise models, we ran a three day Pop-Up Shop in Lahti,

Cross-disciplinary action at Cumulus event

Visit the ‘Venice of Portugal’, the city of Aveiro, just one hour south of Porto for a genuinely cross-disciplinary conference engaging the arts, design, digital media and music. Next year’s Cumulus conference, 8-10 May 2014, is suitably themed “What’s On:

Cross-disciplinary action at Cumulus event

Visit the ‘Venice of Portugal’, the city of Aveiro, just one hour south of Porto for a genuinely cross-disciplinary conference engaging the arts, design, digital media and music. Next year’s Cumulus conference, 8-10 May 2014, is suitably themed “What’s On: