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The Kaleidoscope videos are conversations with experts on sustainability, design and innovation, aiming to reflect and generate actions between a diverse range of disciplines.
We interviewed a variety of people who have been working around sustainability for years all with different approaches; Science, Business, Graphic, Fashion and Industrial designers, Psychologist, Architects and Academics from different parts of the world; the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Canada, Austria, Spain and Germany.
Ramon ArratiaÂ European Sustainability Director atÂ InterfaceFlor
Eric BensonÂ Graphic Designer Co-founder of Re-Nourish
Dr. Jonathan ChapmanÂ Reader & Course Leader of the MA Sustainable Design at University of Brighton
Jo ConfinoÂ Executive Editor of the GuardianÂ Chairman & Editorial Director of Guardian Sustainable Business
Dr. Kate FletcherÂ Slow Fashion consultantÂ & Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the London College of Fashion
Mark GawlinskiÂ Senior Lecturer in LeadershipÂ specialising in Organisational Change
Nick GantÂ Co-Director of the Inheritable Futures Laboratory & Co-founder of BoBo Design
Ken GarlandÂ Visionary & Co-creator of First things FirstÂ manifesto. Ken is a Graphic Designer & visiting lecturer at many design schools across the globe
Dr. Caneel JoyceÂ Lecturer at the London School of Economics
Dr. Mike PittsÂ Sustainability Manager at Chemistry InnovationÂ &Â Project Leader Resource Efficiency at Technology Strategy Board
Nathan ShedroffÂ is a pioneer in Experience Design. Writer, lecturer and chair of the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of Arts
Ignacio Urbina PoloÂ Industrial Designer and assistant professor at Pratt University, New York and Venezuela
Alberto VillarrealÂ Industrial Designer &Â Co-founder of Agent
The videos are split into four different values; Balance, Meaning, Innovation and Culture. Asking how each value is seen andÂ practisedÂ today and how they should be practiced in order to move towards a better future. The last video focuses on the tools and skills that we need to get to that better future. Acting as a call to arms for designers and professionals about the need for rethink the way we practice our disciplines.
The videos will be released one by one over the coming weeks and are a starting point for conversation showing different points of view and perspectives from all around the world.
Please interact with them, leave a comment, challenge them and most of all share them.
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Engage by Design is a social enterprise developed through the final Master research of Rodrigo Bautista and Zoe Olivia John in sustainability and design. As a consultancy they specialize in strategic interventions that aim to support the transformation of your product or service into a more sustainable one.
Engage by Designâ€™s research arm intends to act as a platform which enables dialogues and actions between a diverse range of disciplines around sustainability and design.
Rodrigo Bautista – Rodrigo is an Industrial Designer and has worked in many different industries including media, products, services and telecommunications. Today his work focuses on strategic interventions and tools to apply sustainability and design instruments within a company.
ZoÃ« Olivia John – ZoÃ«â€™s background in Fashion & Textiles has lead her into the research and development of better ways to integrate learning about sustainability for Higher Education students and tutors, particularly within the F&T programme. She is interested in finding new ways to readdress our value structure from one of linear economic quantity to one of circular quality.
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