interview interview // February 2018

impact boom in Australia asked me some poignant questions and gave me a wonderful opportunity to share thoughts of my practice lately including #DesignDharma book project and the soon-to-be-launched service #DesignForQualities  


Shared about some meaningful projects and learnings of lately.

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Interview on 21st Century Design Podcast

21st Century Design is a research podcast by Engage by Design (Rodrigo Bautista) and Regenerative Design (Jan Leyssens), in which we ask designers, tech-experts, writers, theorists, academics, activists and campaigners 5 questions on the future and role of design in creating the 21st Century.

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Future Designers: JOANA CASACA LEMOS — The Cross+ng

I was interviewed for Central Saint Martins publication The Cross+ng and got to say a couple things relevant for the Now.

"There is what I call 'design intelligence' which is not something that you can download or buy as a kit. There is an intelligence in the design process that you can only learn through practice, over and over again. That takes time and cannot be replaced"

"If we grow a distance between Designers and the World then we undermine their very reason for existing!"

PhD Research Week 36 Y2

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A chat with Clare Cooper of  mission models - re-think project

The art of living dangerously:  tell a bit more about this

Common Cause Values and Frames - Arts + Culture how the community of practice has worked worked? how are the values embedded into practice by practitioners? how are the values measured within artworks ? do the values generate engagement and participation of the public ?

Assessing the Intrinsic Impacts of Live Performance by Alan Brown and Jennifer Novak

Visions of the Future - something we have all be discussing recently is how vision of a more sustainble future inspire the way in which we design today.  Several authors have elaborated on this.  Whether  through a design approach that is deeply rooted in the natural world and human co-existence with biodiversity and systems, or speculative design approaches through working with the facts we have today to project technological advances in the future, or even, further speculation as to acknowledge things such as the singularity movement as a reality for the future.

Example of the three horizons of hope by Bill Sharpe

"How can people with widely varying backgrounds, expertise, and worldviews come to a shared vision of the future? How can we work constructively with the problems our society faces that defy analysis and demand that we learn our way together into the future respecting both our knowledge and our ignorance of what to do?"