Monday, August 3, 2020

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Edward Jenner: The father of immunology

Edward Jenner, creator of the world’s first vaccine, is said to have saved more lives through his work than anyone else....

South London: the new hotspot?

SouthBank IQ is a research study and consultation document by Images&Co that evaluates the potential for innovation-led growth in South London. The...

Barbara Brown: the golden girl of Heal’s

Asked about his slogan “I miss my pre-internet brain” in an interview with the FT, the artist Douglas Coupland observed: “I...

Eindhoven on the map

How a city’s commitment to design has shaped its image on the international stage On Wednesday 24 October, Tottenham...

Design & society: “local community should be involved”

“When they're designing things in cities, local community people should be involved, because it is we that are actually going to...

The world of elective intrusion

Presentation delivered at a Close & Remote symposium on secure cities at Deptford Lounge in south-east London on May 9, 2013.

Politics

This is the text of the statement issued by Manchester City Council and Design Manchester on 19 October 2018

Architecture

Tom Bloxham: “We are not delivering units”

The railway arches at Mayfield, a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station, is what all of Manchester was like when Urban Splash...

Re-imagining Manchester: Creatives Making Place

In 1957, the historian A.J.P. Taylor wrote in the New York Times that “Manchester is the only English city which can...

RIBA North-West Awards: a poignant celebration

In these days immediately following the mindless attack at Manchester Arena, it is impossible to write about anything Mancunian except in...

Innovation

Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

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Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

Let's get this done Copyright © 2020 Simon Poulter What procedures? July 7, 2020
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From the archives

Cost recovery and open data in the UK

This paper was written to introduce the Policy Seminar on Public Mapping Data of the Institute of Urban Information.

UK Borders: a line in the sand

On 5 November 2008, Applied Information Group managing director Kasper de Graaf gave a presentation to the Sign Design Society about...

Freedom and the far right: Europe’s bewildering dilemma

The Dutch this weekend are conducting the kind of horsetrading held up by Tory newspapers before Britain’s election last month to...

Anne Boleyn: Mother of the Anglican Church

She may not have given Henry VIII the male heir he thought so important but, apart from giving birth to arguably...

Selected Reviews

Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

Let's get this done Copyright © 2020 Simon Poulter What procedures? July 7, 2020

Features

Safe Space: art for vulnerable adults in lockdown

Safe Space, a new art workshop programme for older or vulnerable adults and carers designed “for lockdown and beyond” is launching...

Observations in paint: “What procedures?”

Let's get this done Copyright © 2020 Simon Poulter What procedures? July 7, 2020

Coming : Being : Going. The Michael Clark Company IG Takeover

On 4 and 5 May, the designer Malcolm Garrett was invited to take over the Michael Clark Company Instagram account to...

Back to the future: the memory of place

These personal reflections on cultural regeneration, place and memory expand on a presentation Thea made at Design Manchester's Liveable Cities conference...

People and heritage

In 2019 – Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary year – we celebrated with a programme of events including #Everything150, a contemporary archaeology...
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