Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast

Former MSc student Flo Llines tells us about the new podcast, Tales in the Anthropocene,that she has recently launched. This podcast is the culmination of a masters year spent thinking and reading about people in a time some call “the Anthropocene”. “Anthropo” refers to us, humans, and cene meaning “new”. The Anthropocene indicates the indelible mark that humansContinue reading “Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast”

The Anti-dialectical Crafting Space

By Loui Conway In the post-industrial society it would appear Marx’s predictions of the separation of labourer from their means of production rings true. However, in the hidden corners of British society exists the small-scale craft businesses who continue to maintain their creative means of production. The challenge that now faces such groups is negotiatingContinue reading “The Anti-dialectical Crafting Space”

The overlooked social transformation potential of design

By Lynne Elvins This post outlines and recognises the historical developments that have led to the predominant framing of design as being a commercial tool of consumer manipulation. But it invites a reframing of design as having positive potential as an experimental research technique to create new worlds, in a similar way that art practiceContinue reading “The overlooked social transformation potential of design”