Towards A More Inclusive Design Culture in Birmingham

Last Friday I attended a public debate on design culture at the disused Municipal Bank on Broad Street, Birmingham. The event had been organised by the Birmingham Architectural Association in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and formed part of the excellent ‘Thrift Radiates Happiness‘ contemporary arts exhibition. While I had an enjoyable evening at […]

Free Your Mind and the Ideas Will Follow: Applying Structured Creativity to the Challenge of Cycle Parking in Birmingham

Last month I wrote about structured creativity and the importance of putting in place ways of working which force us to think truly differently by helping us challenge the underlying assumptions and constraints which can constrain our everyday thinking. I was recently reminded of just how important it is to ‘think about thinking’ after speaking […]