Broken Stories

Client: Fixperts What is the Value of Fixing?  What are the social motivations and relationships which happen around fixing?  Our group set out to help Fixperts conceptualise where, how and for whom fixing works best, and explore new kinds of social

Broken Stories

Client: Fixperts What is the Value of Fixing?  What are the social motivations and relationships which happen around fixing?  Our group set out to help Fixperts conceptualise where, how and for whom fixing works best, and explore new kinds of social

Design Anthropological Futures

  Announcement:  Book Release http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-anthropological-futures-9781474280600/ The book Design Anthropological Futures will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2016.  It comprises a major overview of the various ways in which design anthropology tackles the tricky issue of futures. Chapter 13 outlines

Design Anthropological Futures

  Announcement:  Book Release http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-anthropological-futures-9781474280600/ The book Design Anthropological Futures will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2016.  It comprises a major overview of the various ways in which design anthropology tackles the tricky issue of futures. Chapter 13 outlines

Home Futures

Home Futures: Domestic Textiles and Decision Making Client:  PDD Human-Centred Design ‘The chief benefit of the house [is that] the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace’ (Bachelard 1958 The Poetics

Home Futures

Home Futures: Domestic Textiles and Decision Making Client:  PDD Human-Centred Design ‘The chief benefit of the house [is that] the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace’ (Bachelard 1958 The Poetics

Understanding the Change: Menopause and Materials Design

In Collaboration With: P3i Design, University of Northumbria The world of materials is often considered predictable, repetitive and reliable. Yet because of the materials revolution, it is becoming more unpredictable. This project began with concerns about the long-standing separation in

Understanding the Change: Menopause and Materials Design

In Collaboration With: P3i Design, University of Northumbria The world of materials is often considered predictable, repetitive and reliable. Yet because of the materials revolution, it is becoming more unpredictable. This project began with concerns about the long-standing separation in

Cleaning Up After Gropius 2015

An Installation of Ethnographic Art at the ‘Haushaltsmesse 2015’ Design Exhibition   On Friday 12 June 2015, we launched a UCL installation on the Anthropology of Cleaning, as a part of the ‘Haushaltsmesse 2015: Zur Kunst des Haushaltens im 21

Cleaning Up After Gropius 2015

An Installation of Ethnographic Art at the ‘Haushaltsmesse 2015’ Design Exhibition   On Friday 12 June 2015, we launched a UCL installation on the Anthropology of Cleaning, as a part of the ‘Haushaltsmesse 2015: Zur Kunst des Haushaltens im 21

Long Distance Love

Client: IDEO London As more and more relationships involve living in different places, how can long-distance relationships be supported with new technologies? What comprises a relationship, and how do physical and tangible things help to make it what it is?

Long Distance Love

Client: IDEO London As more and more relationships involve living in different places, how can long-distance relationships be supported with new technologies? What comprises a relationship, and how do physical and tangible things help to make it what it is?

Cleaning Up After Gropius 2014

Work Conducted With: The Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau How can the sensory environment of heritage sites bring us closer to a historical evocation of the past? Is the fixity of heritage, especially the preservation of architectural heritage, a problem, and can

Cleaning Up After Gropius 2014

Work Conducted With: The Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau How can the sensory environment of heritage sites bring us closer to a historical evocation of the past? Is the fixity of heritage, especially the preservation of architectural heritage, a problem, and can