Talk at Royal Society of the Arts, London

Last night at the RSA sharing the byproduct of 4 years of communication design research: The Assembly For Communication. 
How can design(ers) support the flourishing ecosystem of small-scale local businesses mindful of their impact. How to empower these indispensable initiatives to communicate their values? How to leverage them to foster their qualities of sustainability? What happens when this story is co-created with the public as a shared narrative of the reality we want to live in? What happens when the qualities of sustainability become experienced, rather than just illustrated?

1.5 months to closure.... and underway to a whole new chapter of practice under a philosophy of Design Dharma. Individual and Collective. Research and Mesearch. Interwoven co-creations for the experiential qualities of sustainability.

#designdharma #designforcommunication #designresearch

The acknowledgements of this thesis is sounding like a manifesto of thankfulness to all that trusted this process along the way VidacycleSoleShare Bloombox salads Ubuntu Chocolate INFARM Perennial PlateSnact Save The Date Cafe Rubies in the Rubble Pede Salsa DAMn Food Waste Disco Soupe I Say Organic The Food Assembly Jack's Veg House of SverreFine & Rare Gourmandizing London Under The Mango Tree Lucid Selections Growing Communities Golden Company People's Kitchen The Orchard Project

Thank you my dear friend Abby for relentlessly supporting and inspiring my deviations and for documenting this moment in time! <3 Farmerama Radio

through being in, not through being about

Yesterday, Sunday, in a peaceful community coworking gathering I looked around me to the diversity of creative (re)searchers. Yes, academia, re(searchers). Because everyone plugged into life, into their itch, into creating, into giving into the world, is (re)searching the beautiful mystery of what are we here to do in the first place. In this I was reminded of why I am doing this PhD project in the first place. It's good to be reminded of why; and probably not by academia, but by the world itself. It's good to be reminded of what are we designing for; through being in, not through being about. Any design research should be a "mesearch", too. It's about the individual being in the collective. About becoming the design. About re(searching) the unnoticeable in the interconnectedness of all things; and helping them notice each-other. Sustainability can only prevail if we design from within, not from outside.  Makespace Coworking provides pop-up creative spaces offering a change in daily routine and a kinder relationship to "work."

Italo Calvino on 'multiplicity'

“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.
But perhaps the answer that stands closest to my heart is something else: Think what it would be to have a work conceived from outside the self, a work that would let us escape the limited perspective of the individual ego, not only to enter into selves like our own but to give speech to that which has no language, to the bird perching on the edge of the gutter, to the tree in
spring and the tree in fall, to stone, to cement, to plastic."

Italo Calvino on 'multiplicity', Six memos for the next millennium (1988) Harvard

Nietzsche on Truth

"Anyone who knows how to breathe the air of my writings knows that it is an air of the heights, a bracing air. You must be made for it, or else you are in no little danger of catching cold in it.

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