Youth Hubs Workshop

January 21, 2016

A Vegetarian Octopus, a Pineapple and a Box… …not the latest weird detox diet or the beginning of a joke, but a creative exercise to kick-start a PCL student project focusing on Youth Hubs in Camden. PCL Principle Investigator Professor Adam Thorpe facilitated a workshop for first year CSM MA Narrative Environment students on co-discovery. … Continue reading “Youth Hubs Workshop”

Reimagining Planning Design Sprint

January 20, 2016

Design Ethnography Research in the Rain A case of literally being out of our comfort zone “Where did you find out about planning consultation? When I trained to be an architect” Our students shouldn’t be surprised to meet a trained architect when interviewing people on the street in Kings Cross as it’s such a diverse … Continue reading “Reimagining Planning Design Sprint”

Human-centred Design and Systems Thinking: Two Approaches Workshop

January 7, 2016

The PCL pairs design students and staff from the University of the Arts London with staff from the London Borough of Camden Strategy and Change Service, specifically the Systems Thinking Team. Ostensibly, both these collaborators use seemingly similar terminology to describe the methodology and methods of their work, although the ways in which they operate … Continue reading “Human-centred Design and Systems Thinking: Two Approaches Workshop”

Introducing the Public Collaboration Lab

January 4, 2016

Introducing the Public Collaboration Lab to the wider UAL and London Borough of Camden audience, as well as the general public, coincided with the CSM Public launch event and the Lumiere London light festival. The exhibition displayed some of the initial practice-based, research explorations of the PCL so far, spotlighting the Future Libraries and Home … Continue reading “Introducing the Public Collaboration Lab”

Reimaging Adult Social Care Design Sprint

November 30, 2015

A one-day, co-design workshop run by CSM’s Lucy Kimbell with Merton Council, Social Kemistri, Kareinn and Uscreates (amongst others) to generate visions for looking after older people. This was a productive design sprint that began with Alison Prendiville introducing the PCL with the Home Library Service (HLS) Project, describing the service design and ethnography methodology … Continue reading “Reimaging Adult Social Care Design Sprint”