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What the fight for inclusion needs in 2023

Don’t let fear of getting it wrong stop you from trying to do the right thing, says Design Can, a community and active resource platform calling for an inclusive and representative creative industry

Opinion
24.01.23

Why brand space needs pace: what we can learn from the art of filmmaking

Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares how filmmakers use pace for dramatic effect and how designers can apply this to creating more impactful brand experiences

Opinion
18.01.23

Crimes Against Design: The plastic shopping bag

Its design proved so universal – and disposable – that it’s now facing bans. But, asks Tara Okeke, was this the future the bag’s Swedish inventor expected?

Opinion
28.11.22

Why using local products and materials may not be an easy option but it is worth it

Designing local isn’t easy. It may bring extra complications but there are good reasons why it’s worth going the extra mile

Opinion
16.11.22

The problem of a lack of diversity in architecture starts early, but it can be fixed

We need to do more to expand access to the profession from a young age, says Nisha Kurian

Opinion
14.11.22

What if brand experiences were designed to trigger emotions?

Thinking beyond the instagrammable, what if spaces were designed to trigger specific emotions, such as hope? Or a sense of calm, intrigue, surprise? Creative Director of LOVE, Russell Ashdown, shares his thoughts

Design
10.11.22

In the design world, sustainability is too often skin deep

Companies are greenwashing their outside faces, but underneath lurks rampant unsustainable practices few are looking at

Opinion
24.10.22

PROWL Studio is searching for ways to create a more positive future

Baillie Mishler and Lauryn Menard of Oakland-based PROWL Studio set out a manifesto for future-facing design

Design
18.10.22

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

Three UK architects discuss how to improve emergency shelters for homeless youth

Opinion
14.07.22

The dark arts of Big Oil advertising

Green fields, blue skies and nostalgic architecture: the fossil fuel advertising of 20th-century Britain inspired delusion. Now we are not such willing participants 

Opinion
13.07.22
Architecture, Cities, Helsinki, Scandinavian Design, wellbeing, urban, public spaces, ICON magazine

Why coastal cities should adapt their industrial harbours to contemporary public needs

Adapting and opening up urban harbours to contemporary needs is vital to improving resilience and wellbeing, says Hanna Harris

Opinion
11.03.22

Designers can – and should – have local impact

The pandemic has activated designers to expand their traditional roles – and we’re not going back, write Andrew Brown and Katherine Sacco

Opinion
20.01.22

We need to design AI systems free of bias and harm

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems can have damaging effects, especially on marginalised communities, says Sasha Constanza-Chock

Opinion
08.12.21

Play is not a luxury – and our cities need to reflect that

Design should embrace children and their development by enabling diverse play wherever possible, argue Amica Dall and Penny Wilson

Opinion
29.10.21

Rethinking the future of the Los Angeles River

Waterways have the potential to make cities more sustainable and joyful – but it requires collaboration, creativity and community, explains Mia Lehrer

Opinion
05.10.21

Behind Greece’s new tallest building, a neighbourhood reshaped by profit

Plans for Foster + Partners’ Marina Tower herald the greenwashed privatisation of an Athens suburb

Opinion
17.08.21

Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

The pair has teamed up to launch the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting RCA students to develop solutions to the climate crisis

Opinion
24.07.21

‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

First Nations people in Canada still suffer from unacceptable housing conditions – that must change, writes Caroline Monnet

Opinion
13.07.21

The promise of Hip-Hop Architecture

In his new book, US architect Sekou Cooke shapes a powerful manifesto for marginalised voices

Opinion
29.06.21

The design industry too often leaves people behind

Design has been seduced by hypergrowth, leaving behind those with needs not considered profitable, explains Harriet Gridley

Opinion
17.06.21

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

The two aspects are inextricably linked, says Ton Venhoeven

Opinion
02.06.21

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