I just got back from London where I was with Kelsey Snook to present our work and the behind the scenes thinking that drives our projects.
Our presentation was part of the Narrative in Practice : Design Symposium – a day of presentations and discussion on the role narrative plays in our everyday practice, how we use it as a tool in our work, and the impact of stories on the experiences we create.
The talk was also a chance to revist some of our Good Participation principles.
Back in New York City to present at the Festival of Ideas for the New City organised by the New Museum.
The city was taken over by hundreds of initiatives that stimulated the creative community to imagine its future and explore ideas that will shape it. We presented as part of the ExpoTENtial project, where we are currently part of Mobicode, a research lab on mobility and the city.
The festival also showcased the first project to come out of one of ExpoTENtial ten labs: Hug Worms, an hommage to the place worms can play in waste management.
Melissa’s presenting work at the Saint-Étienne Biennale in France.
She’ll be speaking about mobility in the creative city and scenarios for alternative interactions in the public space, as part of the 23rd Entretiens Jacques-Cartier.
The conference also features Jaime Lerner, ex mayor of Curitiba, Brasil and president of the Jaime Lerner Institute, Mireille Apel-Muller from the Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement based in Paris, Hiroyuki Sasaki from Kobe University of Design, Peter Wouda from Volkswagen Design Centre, Berlin, Keisuke Kitagawa from Nagoya Technology Institute, Frédéric Bonnet from the Obras agency in Saint-Étienne, Liu Jie from Jiaotong University in Shanghai, Marcela Wainstein from Buenos Aires University, Kyung Ran Choi, director of Seoul’s Design Salon, and Laëtitia Wolff from Futureflair, New York, as moderator.