It’s been almost 3 years since I wrote Smarter Homes but my interest in the historical role of the home in our communal and societal decision-making hasn’t stopped. After working as Head of Labs at Bulb and doing research for Overlay (by ING Labs) I got really interested in the more administrative side of homes.… Continue reading Smart homes or smart paperwork?
I’ve been a trustee of The Restart Project, a right to repair charity, for almost a year. They are focused on raising political awareness of the need for right to repair legislation in the UK and Europe and have been doing a fantastic job over the past 6 years. It’s an honour to meet with… Continue reading Repairable by design?
I just finished curating and running a 4 week virtual residency on climate change for 15 creative people under the umbrella term of the Low Carbon Design Institute. As one of my sponsors Matt told me, ‘wait until you’ve done it twice before getting other people involved’ so these are some notes to myself so… Continue reading Einmal ist keinmal: Notes on a residency
I was having a conversation about climate change literacy with Luke & Michelle this week I thought I’d capture to celebrate New Year’s Eve (and forget for a second about Brexit). As the first instance of LoCDI had to be pushed into next year (and frankly it might be pushed into the year after based… Continue reading Is climate change mitigation a life skill?
(I recently started working part time at Library of Things and became a Trustee for The Restart Project so there’s a lot of climate change things on my mind. This was meant to be a piece for a friend’s magazine but they wanted something else so here goes.) These are a series of vignettes, of… Continue reading How to Climate Change in a (different kind of) crisis.
My favourite novel is Oceano Mare by Alessandro Baricco. In it, (amongst many intertwined stories) a painter tries to paint the eyes of the sea with sea water and a scientist tries to ascertain the end point of the sea. Futile exercises, but it reminds me of climate change. Where do you start? Where does… Continue reading The end of the sea: climate change and where to start?
I left Bulb in late April 2019 and moved on to work with a team inside ING researching how financial institutions could utilise building data to develop a new generation of sustainability-led financial services until March this year. After working with Bulb, EDF & British Gas over the past 15 years, I certainly knew plenty… Continue reading The world of (inconsistent) data