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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There’s An Unfinished ‘City of The Future’ Tucked Away In The Arizona Desert

What are we hoping for when we create spaces for people? This is a thought-provoking piece, originally published in Business Insider, about a planned ‘city of the future‘. It explores the complexities of building, or perhaps forcing, a utopia. There are lessons to be learned around the practicalities, such as funding, but also in realising…

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Print Your City? 3D Printing Is Revolutionising Urban Futures

This is a great example of technology meeting community. The development and potential of 3D printing is opening up massive civic infrastructure projects to the communities which actually use them. Not only does this involve users in their urban environment, but increases sustainability and feeds skills development. The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in…

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James McKay, The Man Who Draws The Future

We’re pleased to share this interview by Rob Hopkins, a friend of the Institute of Imagination, in conversation with researcher and illustrator James McKay exploring his work presenting ideas about the future. This is a really great example of STEAM learning; using creativity to communicate ideas about science. Read about where James gets his ideas and how he makes his…

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Childish Gambino Invites Festival-Goers To Switch Off In Immersive Wellness Installation

Now to a piece from Dezeen, where multi-sensory projects are multi-purpose. Advertisers, in this case Adidas, are engaging in collaborative installation projects to align their commercial message to wellbeing. Through special environments that immerse customers in multi-sensory spaces, partners are enhancing experiences and solidifying their brands. American rapper Childish Gambino has built a multi-sensory “wellness centre”…

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