On institutional knowledge

I’m dismantling a corporate library for the second time in my life. I am working at the Design Council as interim CDO these days and we’re moving office which means dealing with our 20+ years institutional library. If books could talk, these ones would tell you about all the design competitions happening around the world… Continue reading On institutional knowledge

Sunday Scraps #71

An LRB essay on the things we lost or left behind (including voice) / on the roles women take on / picked up a print by Sarah Woods / a Julian Barnes article where he watches the watchers / I hate camping so laughed out loud at this article about #vanlife / a timeline of… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #71

Sunday Scraps #70

The British Society for Social Responsibility in Science needs to make a comeback / i love the idea that pâté chinois could come from pemmican but also that’s definitely the original protein ball / the history of ‘modern European‘ food in London / didn’t know that the idea of a rose can be designed into… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #70

Sunday Scraps #69

Most people have taken half term and the jubilee weekend off which means there’s a strange sleepy vibe in the city. Happy holidays everyone. The incredible life of botanist George Washington Carver / The Last Psychiatrist is back on Twitter which bodes well for a return to their blogging / you can submit sounds of… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #69

Sunday Scraps #68

I’ve been visiting family so this week’s links are polluted Montréal perennial roadworks. Tuckman’s stages of group development / Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press looks amazing and I wonder who holds the archives / a very tempting course on writing texts in museums / the Peggy Guggenheim show in Venice looks mighty tempting /… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #68

Sunday Scraps #67

The music of Meitei and the early albums of the Penguin Café Orchestra have been drawing me in / on the aftermath of the 1958 Notting Hill riots / an interview with a group of anarchists in Hong Kong where I learn about lying flat / the Hysterical exhibition looks nice / an article on… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #67

A beginner’s guide to exporting post-Brexit

I’m coming to the end of my contract working with Media Powerhouse as a project coordinator. This wasn’t my usual gig but I met their technical project manager Callum while working on my last client project. What I thought would be a project management role turned into a project coordination and administration role with a… Continue reading A beginner’s guide to exporting post-Brexit

Sunday Scraps #66

Things aren’t alright in the world so my reading reflects that. Sorry. The six mistakes of man by Cicero is on point / Mr Bean’s house/bunker for cars / the 18thC communes of the Icarians / the Belisha beacon is awesome but most of the cars in my neck of the woods ignore them and… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #66

Sunday Scraps #65

Totally in love with PJ Harvey’s recently released demo of Let England Shake / Mike Mills’ Fireworks and the beautiful reason he started drawing them/ on the South London of BlowUp /  Field Notes zine looks nice / a 1997 doco about Gary Oldman who was at the height of his fame and the short… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #65

Sunday Scraps #64

The Business Plot is not an exciting enough term for what may have happened / the George White Scandals is also a strange name / Louise Brookes studied at the Denishawn school / there’s a Leigh Bowery exhibition on / lots of good things in this article on toxic positivity and victim blaming / the… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #64