Manifestos

Laurie Baker – Architectural Principles

by Mel Starrs on April 28, 2010

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I came across Laurie Baker via a Twitter conversation between myself, Nick Grant and Prashant Kapoor on coffee houses of India a month or so ago. I travelled to Kerala back in January 2004 and had indeed had coffee in the spiral coffee shop in Trivandrum. Nick kindly pointed me towards Laurie Baker, the architect’s, […]

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A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design

by mel starrs on April 17, 2007

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Found via:: WorldChanging, a manifesto from Allan Chochinov of Core 77 (online design magazine). The full 1000 word manifesto is worth a read but the headings are as follows: Hippocratic before Socratic Stop making crap Systems before artifacts Teach sustainability early Screws better than glues Design for impermanence Balance before talents Metrics before magic Climates […]

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The Change This Project has been on my radar (i.e. in my RSS feeds) for a few months now via the marketing guru Seth Godin. It’s hard to explain what Change This is (an ideas lab?) but the FAQ’s describe it as: ChangeThis is a new kind of media. It’s calm and thoughtful and direct […]

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