Stepping back to leap forward
It was a challenging spring, as the pile kept getting bigger, I had to do some culling and kill some darlings. Here are the biggest doors I am closing, followed by some exciting news!
After a fantastic 6 months, I left my office space at Embassy House to work from home for a few months, before deciding where to settle my shop next. Partly to minimise overheads, partly to just make a change. I wish them the best of luck in opening their new place in the city!
Talking about office spaces and co-working places, here is a great piece on how open-plans are not the way forward:
• The open-plan office is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.
After an amazing 3 years, I left my part-time employment as MA Programme Manager at Hyper Island. I am still, however, collaborating as learning designer, workshop leader, speaker, and course designer.
After a very rewarding 3+ years on the board, I am in the process of leaving Design Sweden. I am very excited about its future with the new board (TBA), and I will forever be an ambassador for design.
Autumn is here, and it's time to open new doors.
Group of Humans
Studio Theolin is joining the Group of Humans network. It's not often you come across a group of people you immediately feel connected to as they are really trying to make a difference in a progressive and innovative way. In particular, helping brands build ethics into design. As their first Stockholm-based Creative Human, I am hoping a lot of fun projects with be initiated!
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We are a distributed curated network of the best designers, strategists, technologists, and creatives in the world, all of whom share a belief that technology should be harnessed not for efficiency but for the benefit of people, society and the environment.
We don’t pitch because pitches are a waste of your time and our money’.
"Group of Humans is founded on an awareness that we are all connected. It is a belief that in coming together we can create a kinder, happier and more productive world. To do this, companies need to point their technology investments at much more humanised services and tools that bring communities together, tap diverse and distributed talent, and contribute to a future that’s fit for human habitation." – read the full article A human point of view by GoH on Medium.
For more information and inspiration:
• Founder of GoH, Rob Noble, describes why GoH do not pitch. Finding your buyer.
• Where did the idea of Group of Humans come from? Chris Clarke and Rob Noble is interviewed in Campaign article.
• Mind-blowing podcast on Solving the Generator Function of Existential Risks with Daniel Schmachtenberger.
• Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about Emergence (VIDEO)