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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

A Design for Life*

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Date: December 02 2013

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As our flight comes in to land, it’s a typical, magical, Glasgow winter day: drizzle over fog over velvet green hills that are just begging to be walked in. But I’ll have to save that walking for today I’m up in Scotland for the first open event for Better by Design – a programme The… → Read More

A lesson in the science of rockets (aka how to get some money)

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Date: July 25 2013

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Of late I’ve written a number of successful tenders and funding applications and have been asked several times what the magical ingredient is. In the interests of sharing, I’ve done some thinking about how to articulate what seems to me to be an often random and frequently torturous process, and how to possibly make it… → Read More