1. wishing you a festive yuletide

    London, 23. December 2013


  2. metadesign and a music festival

    Masters Design (MA) programme at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo 4. November 2013

    To kick off this year’s Socially Responsive Design (SRvD) project for the MA design students at Oslo National Academy of the Arts  (KHiO), Anette facilitated 2-days of workshops using a metadesign tools and methods to look at issues around sustainability and design at a systemic level. This year’s case study is the Hove Festival, one of  Norway’s largest music festivals. With the aim to address sustainable consumption and behaviour change, students will question: How can a festival be doing the most good? Through observation and research the students should create interventions and playful events that can challenge wasteful behaviours and attitudes of the festival goers.


  3. the autumn leaves…

    London, 29. September 2013


  4. playing with diversities for socially responsive design

    Kurshumli An, Old Bazaar, Skopje, Macedonia 5. October 2013

    How do you work as ‘socially responsive designer’? During Skopje Design Week, Anette gave a three-hour creative workshop where participants were introduced to a playful design process based on ‘bisociation’ (Koestler 1964, Jones and Lundebye, 2012) that has evolved from the on-going research into ‘metadesign’ tools. The set of tools provide an effective starting point for rapid prototyping of design seeds with the aim to create socially responsive design. Key themes that came up in this workshop tended to focus on: craftsmanship, gift economy, shared ownership, localism and storytelling. The workshop was supported by Norsk Form and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  5. Designing together for the 21st Century

    Kurshumli An, Old Bazaar, Skopje, Macedonia 4. October 2013

    What happens when designers shift their focus from satisfying consumer desires, to facilitating new social possibilities? Anette was invited by press to exit project space to give a talk at Skopje Design Week (1-6 oct. 2013). The talk took a closer look at two frameworks that champion transformative approaches to design: Metadesign – the design of design, and Socially Responsive Design – that shifts from designing for people to designing with people. Through the manifesto: Designing together for the 21st Century  we explored some projects and practices that are responding to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The presentation was supported by Norsk Form and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


  6. Happy Summer

    Fantail Woods, Sussex 21. July 2013


  7. Swarovski Futuring Workshop

    Wattens, Austria, 18 & 19 June, 2013.

    Anette was invited by the design research studio Loop.pH to be part of a team that designed and facilitated a two-day ‘futuring’ workshop for Swarovski.  The  aim was to explore ‘sustainable innovation’ and Swarovski’s future role as a corporate citizen. This ambitious workshop used a mix of approaches and tools from Metadesign and 100% Open and brought together a multidisciplinary group of experts from diverse disciplines including: mathematics, material science, social enterprise, sustainable design, synthetic biology and architecture to work together with Swarovski innovators.


  8. ‘Socially responsive design’ publication

    Published by Colophon: Kunsthøyskolen i Oslo/ Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2013

    Anette and Hannah Jones contributed to this publication with ‘A Manifesto for Designing Together in the 21st Century’. The publication is dedicated to celebrate the past seven years of student projects and various forms of social interventions by design practitioners in the context of Socially Responsive Design  on the MA Design Programme at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The editors Maziar Raein and Sanneke Duijf say that it is intended more as a primer for debate rather than a definitive book. The design was done by former students Steinar & Mats.


  9. A case of SRVD at DESIS-UK

    Northumbria University, Newcastle, Tuesday 21. May 2013

    For the first Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) UK Network event, Anette and Hannah Jones presented the case: Metadesigning spaces of engagement & exchange. This Socially Responsive Design project took place in 2011 with the students on MA Design at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) in the context of the revitalisation of a multi-cultural shopping centre, Veivet senter, in Oslo. Our role as facilitators was to offer a Metadesign process with holistic & creative methodologies. By using a ‘possibility-seeking’ approach, rather than ‘problem solving’, the students have to work and adapt their collaborative designs to what emerges in the situation – making them both user-centred and context specific. The case is an example of how to employ design thinking and skills to deliver sustainable social and environmental benefits to communities.


  10. Stone soup

    Zalog, Ljubljana, Slovenia 27. March 2013

    Anette was invited to Ljubljana to work with the artists Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska in a project organised by the architect Bostjan Bugaric. The context was Zalog a suburb of Ljubjana. As an output of our ‘Zalog conversations’ we re-enacted the ‘Stone Soup’, a work that Hristina Ivanovska has previously done in Stockholm amongst other places. The premise of this performative art intervention is a coming together of ‘foreigners’ into a community, and the participants are invited to make a soup by bringing a chosen ingredient. Once the soup is made all the participants are served the soup whose flavour depends on the gifts each person brought to the pot. This stone soup and gesture has historical roots in folk-tales as well as ‘potluck’ and gift-economies in various communities. This intervention inscribed itself as part of a bigger investigation into the area and the programme: Cultural Acupuncture Treatment For Suburb, which has as focus to improve public spaces in the suburbs in six localities around Central European capitals.


  11. Mapping Design – across all times and everything

    Workshop, Department of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, 6 February 2013

    Mathilda facilitated a workshop with the BA Design first year students, as part of their contextual course Ecology and Design. In the workshop we explored how objects of design are influenced by, and influence difference aspects of society and over time  – a really big scale outlook on design, based in the materiality of and our relationships with everyday objects. We used Stewart Brand’s model of civilization, with six layers from the very slow, ‘nature’, through ‘culture’, ‘governance’, ‘infrastructure’, ‘commerce’ to the very fast, ‘fashion’ as a starting point, adding a continuum from ‘positive’ to ‘negative’ impact. We plotted the model on the floor of the big workshop space, placing objects we had brought in where we thought they best fit. Then we used string to explore links between different objects and layers. This was a process of negotiation and provoked challenging discussions. Did the clock origin from culture or governance? What is its contribution to our lifestyles today? And what about sneakers?

    Brand, S. 1999. The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.


  12. Global Leadership Award for the apparel sector

    Award ceremony at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm, 30 January 2013

    Mathilda, in her role as Associate of Sustainable Fashion Academy, Sweden, co-moderated the award ceremony and panel debate Global Leadership Award at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm. The award was presented to DEFRA and WRAP for their important work on the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap and Action Plan in the UK. The panel debate, which was part of the award ceremony, featured the Swedish Environmental Minister, Lena Ek, Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability at fashion giant H&M, and prominent guests from the UK, including Jennifer Decker of WRAP, the Baroness Lola Young, parliamentarian in the House of Lords. Here many important issues were raised and even some pledges were made.


  13. Sustainable Apparel Futures – Sweden 2030

    Workshop, Architecture Museum, Stockholm 30 January 2013

    In conjunction with the Global Leadership Award at the Architecture Museum in Stockholm, a big workshop for the apparel sector – hosted by The Antonia Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Sustainable Development - to begin the process of developing a ambitious and long-term sustainability vision for the apparel industry in Sweden and the Nordic region. Mathilda, who has been part of running the Sustainable Fashion Academy since its start in 2007, facilitated the working group on the Future of the Fashion Experience. Anette facilitated the working group on the Future of Social Responsibility. The workshop brought together leading members from the commercial apparel sector, politicians, government agencies, advocacy organizations, investors, research institutions, and the media.


  14. Fashion in the Anthropocene

    Konstfack, Stockholm, 17 January 2013

    Mathilda delivered the lecture Metadesign and Fashion – How can we mobilise design sensibilities for sustainable products, systems and paradigms? at the Anthropocene seminar hosted by department of Industrial Design, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm and organized by Martin Avila. The seminar explored design’s role in the anthropocene – “the human age”, our current geological period. Other speakers were Garry Peterson, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Jakob von Heland, Filmmaker and consultant on human ecology and resilience. You can see Mathilda’s lecture here.


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