Harnessing The Power Of Design: How A Gin Distillery Bottles Imagination

Imagination Matters supporters BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN share how they worked with architects and designers to create a forward-thinking space inspired by its surroundings, with the aim to inspire the imaginations of visitors and staff alike. Working in harmony with nature How do you combine social history, modern architecture and design into a world class sustainable…

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‘We Help Them Flourish And Bloom’: Using Nature To Keep Students In Education

How can access to nature and working outside help students that struggle in traditional classroom settings to flourish and learn new skills? We found this article on The Guardian profiling the work of charity Roots and Shoots, who use activities such as gardening and floristry to encourage students to continue their studies. At a time…

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Putney High School Recruits ‘Entrepreneur-In-Residence’

Pupils in a London school are being given the opportunity to better prepare for the ever-changing future of work, by having access to an entrepreneur-in-residence. This article found on The Evening Standard, explains how the school hopes to demystify the process of entrepreneurship, which is perhaps a step towards preparing students to create the jobs…

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Well-being Enhanced More By Places Than Objects

Research has shown that people experience more feelings of contentment and happiness from places rather than objects. This article, found on The Guardian, shares a study by the National Trust that claims sentimental places evoke positive memories and enhance your ability to think.  The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to…

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Safeguarding Culture Is Scuppering Young People’s Creativity

Learning and play is essential to children’s development. This article on The Telegraph discusses the effects of ‘micromanaging’ children and how this can limit their experiences, and dampen their creativity and imagination. Continue reading for the full article. Pushy parents who micromanage their children’s lives and the pervasive “safeguarding” culture are scuppering young people’s creativity, the Children’s…

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Microsoft Thinks it Can Make Holograms the Future of Retail

Technology is always evolving, and some predict the world of retail could be totally different in years to come. Microsoft thinks that holograms and augmented reality technology are the future of retail and they predict it’s only a matter of time until this is commonplace in all mainstream shops. What will going shopping look like…

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