I like blogging. It’s a nice forum to generate interesting discussion in a more informal, faster and open way than publishing papers. It’s a nice alternative medium. Here are links to some people, projects, ideas or intriguing things which might be of interest or benefit to you. I will add to this list as and when:
Working, design and buildings:
- http://spaceandorganisation.wordpress.com/ - Blog from Kerstin Sailer, lecturer in complex buildings at UCL. She is interested in social interactions, networks and interactions relating to space, design and buildings. Looking at how buildings are used, her research tends towards workspaces and offices using a range of methodological approaches including Space Syntax.
- http://www.workplaceunlimited.com/ - Website for workplace strategist, change manager and environmental psychologist Nigel Oseland, the author who I borrowed the title of this blog from. I recommend the publications list (http://www.workplaceunlimited.com/page4.html) for up-to-date publications relating to thing such as flexible working and workspace design. Very interesting stuff.
- http://architectures.danlockton.co.uk/ - A researcher specialising in design for behaviour change for social and environmental benefit. A very intriguing blog, which I first stumbled across when looking at ’architectures of control’. He also developed a Design with Intent toolkit for designers and other stakeholders alongside his PhD which I think is pretty cool.
- http://spatialdisjunctures.wordpress.com/ - Blog by Doctoral Researcher David Jeevendrampillai relating to the complexities and interweavings of social space and the built environment with a focus leaning towards the suburbs.
- http://www.joeholyoak.co.uk/ - Website of architect, urban designer and supervisor my PhD, Joe Holyoak. Based in Birmingham, Joe is involved in all sorts of urban projects, designing and promoting the value of good design, working on masterplans and urban design training as well as a leader of a recent Still Walking event: ‘Walk the Queensway’.
- http://landscapeping.blogspot.co.uk/ – Blog by landscape architect, doctoral researcher and colleague, Jonathan Clarke. Some really good posts relating to landscape architecture, architecture, design, Birmingham and all things urban.
- http://stillwalking.org - A series of walking festivals within Birmingham was always going to appeal to me. Celebrating the often unseen, untold histories and regularly forgotten experiences of the city, I was very fortunate to take part in a couple of these events. I particularly like a walking festival that is advertised with: ‘some of our walks are stationary, some happen on bicycles. Some will make you look, others will make you listen. All, we hope, will make you think…’
- http://moseleyexchange.com/ - A co-working space in Moseley, Birmingham. Located in a converted telephone exchange, it is run by a community development trust which I like to try to support. They ‘have worked to create a flexible place where you can find the people and resources you need, whether that be a quiet place to work, printing facilities, intelligent conversation, or simply just a hot cup of coffee’.