Is it okay to ostracize the low achievers?

In a recent podcast episode I mention this phrase. That I said this in 2003. When I landed in Australia. One meaning of this phrase takes you down the path that you should not treat poorly performing students any different from the way you treat the high achievers. Okay we leave that for now. That…… Continue reading Is it okay to ostracize the low achievers?

Design is what designers do #1

Hey girl, When I graduated from Mechanical Engineering I opted to stay in India. Most of the others in my batch? Headed off to the US. In India I then did postgrad at NID. I elected to stay in India and ended up in Delhi, starting my own studio. My whole cohort/ group of friends?…… Continue reading Design is what designers do #1

Hypothetical and Speculative

(Featured image Credits; Supercar Blondie LINK) When you are still a student. The project is a hypothetical. The project is a speculation. You are apprehensive. Designing for a Panel. Your story will be convoluted. It will be too much. A trying too hard. A project. But will it be an object? Less and less. For…… Continue reading Hypothetical and Speculative

Developing Capacity in Sustainability

Years ago (1999) I wrote this paper about my teaching practice in Sustainability. I was teaching ecodesign at that time – even as I was running a project on Recycling. In my interview of a few weeks ago I mentioned the practice of being assisted by a Teaching Assistant (TA). I then remembered the template…… Continue reading Developing Capacity in Sustainability

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice