Category Archives: Work in progress

Open participatory clothing design. Project: Make{able}

Open participatory clothing design. Project: Make{able} – Exploring new relationships between designers, producers and consumers. The current fashion industry with its fast production and consumption cycles is unable to sustain in the future. It requires a high resource input, to generate cheap

Open participatory clothing design. Project: Make{able}

Open participatory clothing design. Project: Make{able} – Exploring new relationships between designers, producers and consumers. The current fashion industry with its fast production and consumption cycles is unable to sustain in the future. It requires a high resource input, to generate cheap

Designing with(in) communities

I’ve just returned from Campeche in the Yuccatan peninsula, Mexico, where I contributed to Aalto Mexico Lab II, an on-going exploration in design education with a Mayan community called 20deNoviembre.  I was invited by Susu Nousala, a post-doctoral researcher at

Designing with(in) communities

I’ve just returned from Campeche in the Yuccatan peninsula, Mexico, where I contributed to Aalto Mexico Lab II, an on-going exploration in design education with a Mayan community called 20deNoviembre.  I was invited by Susu Nousala, a post-doctoral researcher at

Agents of Alternatives

I’d like to introduce a new project to all existing and aspiring ‘agents of change’… Agents of Alternatives is an ‘open book’ conceived and co-ordinated by myself, Katharina Moebus, Anja-Lisa Hirscher and Catherine Keubel. It is a work-in-progress whose development

Agents of Alternatives

I’d like to introduce a new project to all existing and aspiring ‘agents of change’… Agents of Alternatives is an ‘open book’ conceived and co-ordinated by myself, Katharina Moebus, Anja-Lisa Hirscher and Catherine Keubel. It is a work-in-progress whose development

Open Market of Experiments

Today is a unique event co-created and co-designed by 140 masters students from the Department of Design, Aalto ARTS (Aalto University School of Arts, Design & Archtitecture) in Helsinki, Finland. At 6pm in Karhupuisto, a small park in the Kallio

Open Market of Experiments

Today is a unique event co-created and co-designed by 140 masters students from the Department of Design, Aalto ARTS (Aalto University School of Arts, Design & Archtitecture) in Helsinki, Finland. At 6pm in Karhupuisto, a small park in the Kallio

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’

Towards eudaimonic possibilitarian design(-ing)…

Re-imaginging and re-purposing design(-ing) requires new language, thoughts, deeds and manifestations. It also demands fresh perspectives and orientations. So I want to raise a challenge for all concerned about design(-ing)’s contribution to contingent realities. Berard Stiegler, the French philosopher, writing

Towards eudaimonic possibilitarian design(-ing)…

Re-imaginging and re-purposing design(-ing) requires new language, thoughts, deeds and manifestations. It also demands fresh perspectives and orientations. So I want to raise a challenge for all concerned about design(-ing)’s contribution to contingent realities. Berard Stiegler, the French philosopher, writing