Engineering, creativity and practical philosophy from Oliver Broadbent

If you are the kind of engineer who wants to break free from conventional thinking to make a purposeful difference in the world then I have the creative thinking skills for you.

Training on what to do after declaring a climate emergency

The easy part is declaring a climate emergency: the difficult part is knowing what meaningful action to take next. This is training for the people who have been tasked with taking a declaration and turning it into a strategic plan for the business. It combines tool for high-level analysis, techniques for facilitating difficult conversations and pier-to-pier support for taking action.

The blog, the podcast and on stage

Because before we know what to build we have to be able to imagine it

The Eiffel Over blog

Engineering, creativity and practical philosophy via your eyes. Hundreds of posts to inspire and get you thinking.

The Eiffel Over podcast

The Eiffel Over podcast: engineering, creativity and practical philosophy via your ears. Eighteen episodes and counting.

#16 Bengt Cousins-Jenvey – How to save a million tonnes of carbon

Bengt is a consultant and ‘re-designer’, working in sustainability and circular design in the built environment. This year we are working together to create training in response to the climate emergency. In this interview I ask Bengt about his big question: what single thing can you do to save a million tonnes of carbon. Exploring this question we get into:

  • High-level strategies for accounting for carbon that help avoid getting stuck in the detail.
  • Using culture-change models to guide organisations as they respond to declaring a climate emergency.
  • Thinking frameworks that help consultants engage with the businesses they are supporting.

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#15 – Oliver Broadbent interviewed by Alexie Sommer – Creativity, climate and clowning

In this episode we flip the format: Alexie Sommer, Independent Design and Communication Director and collaborator on many of my projects interviews me about why I set up Eiffel Over and Constructivist Ltd, and what our plans are for 2020. We get into:

  • Techniques for teaching creativity
  • Our programme of training support people tackling the climate emergency
  • And what engineers might learn from clowns.

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