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”

Avalon: A more-than-human place realised

By Katy Robbins This blog post is about how a small town in Somerset, England maintains a connection with local wildlife and landscape and whether through this knowledge and understanding there is the potential to heal the rift between humans and the natural world. Image: View from Glastonbury Tor (photo author’s own). Upon taking aContinue reading “Avalon: A more-than-human place realised”