A project with Helen Storey of the London College of Fashion and Tony Ryan of the University of Sheffield, arising out of their Free Radicals project. At heart a really good idea of diversifying the way that research is chosen, procured and delivered, allowing others beyond the academic circle to become involved in the processes and ideas of research. A report generously funded by the Wellcome Foundation sets out the stall. Now looking for ways of effecting it.
An early rehearsal of some of scarcity work.
Edited text of an interview with me about participation done with Bernd Upmeyer of the Dutch journal MONU
This is the transcribed text of my speech closing the What's the Point of Art School conference at Central Saint Martins in May 2013. It reads rather crudely, but the points are made
Co-authored with Jon Goodbun, Michael Klein and Andreas Rumpfhuber. The main outcome of the Scarcity and Creativity in the Built Environment project. At the beginning of this project it became clear that there was no contemporary theory of scarcity that addressed the current conditions, so this book sets out to fill that gap, and then relate that theory to design. It is a short (15,000 words) book, and good value.
Thoughts on the London riots. I think good.
Originally commissioned by the RIBA, a piece on what might or might not constitute architectural research. Big in Spain.
Spatial Agency and Design Activism
A short think piece on the 2011 Occupation movement and its relevance to architecture.
Edited with Peter Blundell Jones and Doina Petrescu. A collection of essays setting out the whys and hows of new approaches to participation. My chapter in the book appears to have ended up on this website. (under Biblioteca) Other chapters include work by Jon Broome, Giancarlo de Carlo, CHORA, and my two fellow editors.
Short and a bit inconsequential riposte to Markus Miessen’s Nightmare of Participation.
On the dangers and vanities of form. Written when I was wading through my philosophy degree and it shows.
My response as to why giving the official government website 2013 Design of the Year was not so cool.
An extended argument of what participation might be and mean in architecture. Probably my most ?scholarly? piece.