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Designing to Get Fit

BY LISA WOO
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

Lisa Woo starts her talk with the shocking number of 9 – a quarter of British adults walk for fewer than 9 minutes a day. Lisa then introduces simple, playful ways in which the design can makes be more active and have fun at the same time, having a better life as a result.

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Ideas for Greening Your City

BY JAMES CONWAY
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

From Arup Landscape Architecture, James Conway shares some ideas for greening, how green areas in urban spaces increases life quality resulting in more sustainable cities. Ideas like vertical greening, strategic green links are some of the innovative concepts which are already being in use and improving the environment of its surroundings. 

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A Walking App for London

BY BEN FERGUSON
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

Ben Ferguson invites us to enjoy a new way to explore London, getting us away from lines, overrated attractions, cliche sightseeing buses and guided talks. He is introducing us the QR London, an interactive and most importantly healthier way to explore London on foot. It’s an app which offers a wide range of options that will make us wanting to walk more.

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Playgrounds for a Better Childhood

BY BARBARA KAUCKY
@ FIT LONDON ON JUL 24, 2014

Barbara Kaucky from Erect Architecture talks about their work with playgrounds around the London area, creating places for self direct playing and learning. They decided to create this project because children today are already suffering from the effects of physical inactivity. Therefore, they want to increase the awareness of active playing and how this could benefit the lives of the children in a long term.

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Heroic Failure

BY TOM LLOYD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Tom Lloyd is a designer, but also a thinker. In his presentation, Tom thinks about how objects, architecture, and stories are constructed; how we get from point A to point B. He speaks on the concept of "heroic failures", and asks why certain failures are looked back on with an air of love and wistfulness -- failures like the AMC DeLorean, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the rickety bridge trope -- when other failures are simply abject.

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Water for Life

BY SIMON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Simon talks about the exhibition he designed for the "Water for Life" project.

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The Vibrator

BY JOHANNA AGERMAN
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Time to expand your knowledge of the vibrator, and after watching Johanna Agerman's presentation on the topic -- in which she takes us on a historical tour of the device -- you'll know much more than you ever thought was possible.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 2, 2013.

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Gibson Thunderbird

BY EERO KOIVISTO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 23, 2011

Eero Koivisto is no stranger to the PechaKucha stage -- recently sharing his love for the Delorean in a presentation at Tokyo Designers Week 2013. Here, from London, we here him talk about the design of the classic Gibson Thunderbird guitars.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2013.

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High Art

BY MARTIN BARRET
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Artist and climber Martin Barret takes us on a high level tour of his inspirations - and contemplates how it might be nice to die from a bespoke object!

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Ideapreneurs

BY RICHARD ADAMS
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

The School of Communication Arts, a trail-blazing school for advertising in London, was shuttered for a decade. Richard talks us through the reasons for its rebirth, and its unique approach to learning through creativity. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 1, 2013.

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Illustration Nation

BY VALERIE PEZERON
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Valerie Pezeron is a London-based illustrator, motion-graphics designer, storyboard artist and Art Editor of Amelia's magazine. This is stunning presentation of her work, sweet and bland - it is not. A reaction to politics, social issues, dreams, fantasies and sex - it is! www.valochedesigns.co.uk
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Made In Deptford

BY MINXY MCNAUGHTY
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 11, 2010

Deptford is not just gritty it is pretty too, in fact just like Cuba! This rocking presentation by Minxy aka Caffy St Luce, previously a high flying press officer to musicians (Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, James, Kylie, the Reading Festival etc, to name a few) who is now heralding new musicians and art projects in South East London. More on the amazing 'Miss Lewisham' Caffy St Luce
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