Category Archives: Creative Toolbox

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

Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

Seminar: Mapping Alternative Fashion Economies

HalfWay Fashion invites you to join our seminar/workshop: 04. 12. 2013, 10am-3pm, Aalto ARTS, Mediafactory, Hämmentie 135A, Helsinki MAPPING ALTERNATIVE FASHION ECONOMIES!  From passive overconsumption to active co-creation.  This seminar aims to inspire fashion and other designers and design students to

Seminar: Mapping Alternative Fashion Economies

HalfWay Fashion invites you to join our seminar/workshop: 04. 12. 2013, 10am-3pm, Aalto ARTS, Mediafactory, Hämmentie 135A, Helsinki MAPPING ALTERNATIVE FASHION ECONOMIES!  From passive overconsumption to active co-creation.  This seminar aims to inspire fashion and other designers and design students to

Co-design loop 2.0

In March 2009, I promoted the application of co-design, designing together, as a fundamentally new way of practising design that I saw, and still see, as essential to our transition to more sustainable ways of consuming, producing, living, working and

Co-design loop 2.0

In March 2009, I promoted the application of co-design, designing together, as a fundamentally new way of practising design that I saw, and still see, as essential to our transition to more sustainable ways of consuming, producing, living, working and

Activist strategies: Agreement, Agonism, Antagonism

Since July 2012, when I gave a keynote talk at U Design 12, Portugal’s first PhD design research conference, I have shown and evolved a simple four-way matrix as a means to think about how designers might ‘orientate their activism’

Activist strategies: Agreement, Agonism, Antagonism

Since July 2012, when I gave a keynote talk at U Design 12, Portugal’s first PhD design research conference, I have shown and evolved a simple four-way matrix as a means to think about how designers might ‘orientate their activism’

Service Design Jamming

I attended the Global Service Jam in Aveiro, Portugal, 1-3 March. This city was one of 120 locations around the world where over 3,000 people ‘jammed’ together to design over 500 concept services. This amazing ‘happening’ is the brainchild of

Service Design Jamming

I attended the Global Service Jam in Aveiro, Portugal, 1-3 March. This city was one of 120 locations around the world where over 3,000 people ‘jammed’ together to design over 500 concept services. This amazing ‘happening’ is the brainchild of