Places to Imagine

Do physical places, either those that we create or those that are naturally occurring, have the power to fire the imagination? Do certain places inspire you more than others? What about a certain environment can have this effect on an individual, or a community? Is it possible for somewhere to spark imagination in one person,…

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Cities Alive: Designing For Urban Childhoods

In this new report, a collaboration between Arup’s Foresight, Research and Innovation and Integrated City Planning teams, the argument is made for a child-friendly approach to urban planning. The report sets out actions that can help take city planning beyond simply providing playgrounds for children, arguing that if cities fail to address the needs of…

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Jason Bruges Studio Installs “Cast” of 20 Robots Across Hull For UK City Of Culture Celebrations

All eyes are on Hull this December, in it’s last month of being UK City of Culture 2017. We were intrigued to read about the Jason Bruges Studio installation animating the city with robotics in this article on deezen.com. This inventive design, inspired by the city’s maritime history, is a brilliant example how places and…

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Imagination Lab: A Place To Imagine

Applications are open for the Institute of Imagination’s first Cultural Residency, which explores the Imagination Matters theme ‘Places to Imagine’. Tom Doust, Director of Experience and Learning at the Institute of Imagination, explains the goals of the residency and how artists, makers and creators can apply for this opportunity. The Imagination Lab Tucked behind Albert…

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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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