Er det Fredag? Ja, det er SIDEWAYS Fredag!

This Friday, March 2nd, Sideways proudly presents:

Ole Smith from Heatherwick Studio, London.

“Heatherwick Studio exists to make extraordinary projects happen. Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, it is recognized for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, furniture design and strategic thinking. Team members come from disciplinary backgrounds that include architecture, product design, model making, fabrication, landscape design, fine art and curation.”

Hope to see you on friday in the Red Bar, department 2 – Bar opens at 4.30, Lecture at 5.

(Missed a previous lecture? Check out Sideways’ Lectures page!)

In light of…

…this morning’s readings (archer and De Landa) and the discussions about education, specifically about process, technology, design and mindset:

Can we teach creative and critical thinking?

I found this article to be quite relevant and interesting not only regarding the importance of opening up to other types of thinking, but also whether it could be implemented into the general education system, and how that would affect the way “our thoughts shape the world” …

If you’re interested, do read the related/quoted articles too, as it seems that there is an entire movement developing around inserting creative thinking early on in education (ie earlier than college).

How much does ‘design’ influence your experience? – from Helsinki

Helsinki has been declared World Design Capital for 2012, and in celebration of that, they’ve set up quite a strange cafe…

From the cafe Kauko’s website, internet users can remotely control different aspects of the space like the height of tables, chairs, the lighting or the music level, and immediately see the effect those changes have on the customers… (the name, by the way, means remote).

I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but it sounded like a fun way to get people to think about / try out what affects a space, regardless of the fact that people seem to be using the interface mostly to annoy other customers hehe..!

WDC Helsinki 2012 – Kid  &  WDC Helsinki 2012 – Shorty from WDC Helsinki 2012 on Vimeo.

Sideways Lecture Jan 27, 2012

First Sideways lecture of the year, today Jan 27 2012 in the Red Bar of Department 2:

Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndahl will be discussing how they approach the 1:1 in their architecture firm.

If you are unable to attend – do not worry, just hop on to here to watch this one (soon), or any other past Sideways lecture.