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Design that's on the move...
We like to Move It! Move It!
13 Oct 20
Food, glorious food
Here, we look at all the ways food is taking on new forms.
28 Sep 20
Thinking for, and beyond, COVID-19
Responsive. Resilient. Restorative. Design's 3 R'S are as active as ever...
7 Sep 20
Get a fix on these design interventions
Is design having a Duct Tape moment? We think so. This week’s newsletter looks at design projects that apply a creative band-aid to everyday problems.
24 Aug 20
Reskinning for beginners
Today’s designers are augmenting traditional forms by giving them an entire second skin.
12 Aug 20
Upgrade yourself to human 2.0
This week, we look at predictive and progressive realities for the human condition.
3 Aug 20
Light into darkness
This week, we optimistically seek enlightenment by focusing on bright ideas and inventive solutions that light the way to a better world.
20 Jul 20
Here are a few ways in which the world’s most fluid minds are responding to issues of water preservation and sustainability.
7 Jul 20
The design squadron of the future
Meet the bright young creatives who have surfaced through our three longstanding youth programmes: Emerging Creatives, Global Graduates and antenna.
25 Jun 20
Kathryn Larsen on why seaweed is the building material of the future
Architecture & Interiors
Larsen looked to an ancient method from the Middle Ages used to thatch roofs out of seaweed and brought it back to the present.
19 Jun 20
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