Surviving Progress

  When I first started at Right Angle, I was graciously invited to participate in the Future Laboratory’s Networking evening. The Future Laboratory are an exciting and innovative consultancy and trends forecasting agency based in London but have successfully been working in Australia for the past 2/3 years. This year they presented a trend briefing … Continue reading

A new name for Strategic Design

At this time of change and transition, I have been thinking a lot about the people who have shaped my professional path. I am lucky to be able to count amongst my mentors people like Dan Hill and Steve Lennon who are both exceptional visionaries and conceptual thinkers. Both Dan and Steve are the kind … Continue reading

Moving on and Review of Merci, Paris

Happy New Year to you all! 2013 has been a great year indeed: lots of new projects, lots of travel, lots of discovery… But 2014 ushers in a new chapter for me as I start work at Director of Innovation at Right Angle Studio no later than tomorrow! Leaving Arup was a difficult decision, but … Continue reading

When all your friends are media outlets

I don’t know whether it is the circles that I move in, but lately, I have been feeling like the boundaries between public and private life have are being blurred to a larger extent than I had ever really imagined… With the rise of blogging, Youtube, social media and the rest of the tools we … Continue reading

The Dark Side of Real Time Data

Good evening all, As a young professional, I suppose you have to be open to the fact that your ideas and understanding of the world might shift. And especially in my field: there is a lot of innate optimism about the transformative capabilities of technology that veils are our judgement. Technology’s purpose is improvement, right? … Continue reading

Digital and the changing role of planners

Hello all, It’s been a while… It is ironic to say so but as I moved house again, the trials and tribulations of getting a reliable and useful internet connection have presented themselves again. I am now running on my third month without internet on my laptop, which does show that a life without connectivity … Continue reading

Is a digital strategy a ‘clientless’ brief?

As you all know, I am a consultant. Yes, I said it, the dirty C word. Consultants are a weird bunch, especially in a ┬ácompany like Arup. We’re traditionally a bunch of clever and somewhat geeky engineers that apply their smarts to making the most impossible projects possible. It’s hard to argue with the value … Continue reading

2012: A Fresh Start

Hello all, It might seem like it has been a long time coming, but I am just getting around to this blogging business. For a long time I toyed with the idea, tortured myself over the concept and its relevance to the wider order of things in this world and at the dawn of this … Continue reading