1851 Fellow in Regenerative Design | International speaker | Award-winning design educator | Writer and Podcaster

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Launches on print and PDF version 12th January 2024

For engineers (and other humans) bravely designing a more thriving world, my work is for you.

1851 Design Fellow in Regenerative Design

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Oliver’s blog, 400+ posts on design, engineering and practical philosophy

Oliver’s podcast – on engineering, creativity and practical philosophy for engineers and other humans.

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Training courses

Professional training courses to help engineers and other humans develop the creativity and design skills they need to response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Delivered with my wonderful colleagues at Constructivist Ltd.

How to have ideas. How to have better ideas. Introduction to conceptual design for structural engineers. Advanced conceptual design skills. How to run a great workshop workshop. Training on what to do after declaring a climate emergency. Clowning for engineers

How to have ideas

Read my chapter on how to have ideas in Conceptual Design of Buildings, published by the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Analogue Skills

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Collecting less digital ways of doing things to build an incomplete field guide to the human operating system

The Analogue Skills Project (@AnalogueSkills) is my exploration of doing things less digitally. My aim is to discover/redicover ways of being, feeling and acting that might serve us better.