Issue 002 features book deals, interiors, bi-sexuals, pomp-less awards ceremonies, experimental office projects, dark exhibitions AND a new anonymous opinion thread.
The benches in St.Peter's garden, Brighton are here to stay!
I have been working with We Like Today developing feasibility designs for a very exciting installation in Hoxton. More about this in issue 003.
My "Industrious and Illustrious" article aboutgay/bisexual women in architecture and construction in DIVA Dec issue has now been published and can be bought in shops or downloaded on line here.
TITS - my piece about 'alternatives' for Fulcrum, issue 77 can be read online here or picked up from the AA and RIBA bookshops. Edited by Jack Self.
Converse & Consequence or#twocons
An experimental online opinion thread designed to investigate the power that anonymity can impress upon critical discussion and prose. I invited some top designers, thinkers and writers to take part in the first CON which is well underway and due to be published at the end of the month.
NO Pomp Awards ceremony#NOpac
a new and unique set of awards for teachers/innovators forging creative links between design education and industry.
Set up to recognise individuals/groups from design academia and practice who can evidence a dedication to laying positive and innovative paths between design education and design practice. Read more about the awards and how to get involved here.
The OFFICE: an experiment in working
5 students | 5 days | 1 tutor | 1 live project | 1 real client | 1 VERY real insight into the realities of working life.
After years of dreaming, I have finally signed my first book deal. I will be writing a book aimed at design graduates for Laurence King Publishing. Can't really say any more than that at the moment ;)
YET MORE FRIENDS
My partner Carly and I (aka Magic and Mafia) will be participating in this years exhibition YET MORE FRIENDS _ A DARK MOMENT curated by Will Alsop at Battersea exhibition space Testbed1 on Thursday 28th November. See above for the flyer - please do join us.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION If you would like to get in touch to say hi, to suggest future content or have an idea for a guest post just drop me a line on email@example.com or @gem_shandy on twitter.
In this the first monthly issue of GOOD SHOUT i will tell you a little about what I have been up to lately.
Future issues will likely be more variant + will feature content/opinions from others, so please bare with me + get in touch if you'd like to contribute.
BUILDING BENCHES [IN BRIGHTON]
10 days | 8 students | 6 benches | 1 borrowed garden
click the image to see full blog post.
THE PURPOSE OF THE POP-UP
In the first of my monthly opinion features for Architizer I write about the power of the temporary.
"The word 'building' suggests being forever open to improvement and addition. I find this comforting."
Read it here!
Look out for my article in AA publication Fulcrum, where I talk about 'alternatives'.
After being featured in the AJ commenting on the results of the National LGB survey in architecture + construction, I decided to write a piece for the lesbian and bisexual lifestyle magazine, DIVA. Telling you a little about my story being a gay woman in academia as well as interviewing other LGB architects + designers. And obviously I talk about famed bisexual Modernist architect, Eileen Gray.
A PONTIN'S AFFAIR
Possibly the most surreal location to take 70+ design students!
As part of my students' design project this semester we took a 3-day jaunt to Kent to visit their site along the Royal Military canal, staying in the 'glorious' Pontins holiday park in Camber Sands.
Check out my twitter feed for other photos of the trip including Dungeoness.
Through the course of my daily work I represent and communicate with, disparate groups within the same community; I teach and nurture the upcoming heroes yet write about and promote those who have 'already' made it. Upon this realisation I decided to dedicate a section of my blog to the Next Big Thing in Design (#nextbigdesignthing).
*In other news I have finally bought a house and now have a view of the South Downs, we are feeling very lucky.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION If you would like to get in touch to say hi or to suggest future content, have an idea for a guest post or would like to featured on #nextbigdesignthing just drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or @gem_shandy on twitter.