#DesignMatters with Decorum

Anna has teamed up with design communications agency Decorum for their campaign #DesignMatters, which aims to highlight the importance of design. In her first video for the campaign, Anna discusses the role of design on keeping us grounded in an increasingly virtual world, and how it can be used to tackle problems that affect us all, like the efficiency of public transport and service like the NHS. 

Other supporters of the campaign include Wallpaper* editor-at-large Henrietta Thompson, Rue Kothari, director of Downtown Design Dubai, Tim Murray, director of Interior Design at LINLEY and Tarik Zaharna, founder of T.Zed Architects. You can watch all the videos on Decorum's Vimeo channel

New Architecture Writers, supporting emerging voices in architectural writing

Finding and supporting diverse new voices in architectural criticism is key to the future health of architecture as an art, a science and a profession. Anna is among the growing list of contributors to the New Architecture Writers (NAW) program, a free course for black and minority ethnic emerging writers in the UK, who are under-represented across design journalism and curation. The course is led by founders founded by Phineas Harper and Tom Wilkinson, and supported by the Architecture Foundation, Architectural Review, RIBA Journal, and the Royal College of Art. For more information visit the New Architecture Writers site, and read fellow NAW contributor and RIBA Journal editor Hugh Pearman's article on positive discrimination as a form of activism

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the potential of bamboo construction in architecture for Modus Magazine

As part of a special feature on alternative building materials, Anna investigated the potential of bamboo as a sustainable construction material, uncovering a recent project to create a bamboo composite that might one day replace steel reinforcements in concrete construction. 

"The question of resources is, next to the question of energy, the most important one of our time. We need to shift from a mining ideology to a kind of cultivating ideology – cultivating in the sense that we are moving towards the idea of growing our own construction materials.”

Read the full article online for free in the Modus global edition Dec/Jan 2017/18 – The Elements Issue

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Interview with Rolf and Mette Hay in Oak The Nordic Journal, Volume 8

For Oak The Nordic Journal's innovators issue, Anna profiled Rolf and Mette Hay, the Danish design power couple behind international furniture and homewares brand Hay: “We could see that many of the Italian brands had this kind of aesthetic and power, but the people who were our generation who understood this type of design, they could not afford to buy it. So we thought there was a gap in the market." 

Included in the article are observations on the Hay brand and the couple from designers and artists including Nathalie du Pasquier, Andreas Engesvik and Richard Woods. 

Read the full interview in Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 8, available to buy online now.

Work in progress: Ordinary Uncanny – a toolkit for talking about smart cities

Debuted as part of the Embassy of Data during Dutch Design Week and created in collaboration with Lara Chapman, Ordinary Uncanny is a simple card game that encourages users to talk about how various expressions of smart city technology make them feel and why. This project is still under development. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch

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The Future of the Workspace for Homework Magazine

Digital technologies are transforming our office spaces, and employee expectations of what an office can and should be for are shifting. This article asks designers, architects and thinkers to predict what the next evolution in office design might look like. Homework is published by collaborative office and co-working company Workspace. You can read the whole issue online for free.

Design After Furniture in Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 7

The international perception of Nordic design is dominated by visions of minimal furniture. But today's design industry is about so much more. This article investigates some of the projects that are using design to change the way cities and services function. It was published in Oak The Nordic Journal Volume 7, which is now available in the world's best bookshops and can be ordered online

Anna Winston appointed design editor of Oak The Nordic Journal

Anna was named the new design editor for Oak – The Nordic Journal in late 2016. The first issue including her contributions will launch during Milan design week in April 2017. 

An international biannual 'bookazine' featuring ambitious journalism and photography, Oak offers an intelligent perspective on the global resonance of Nordic culture – from art and design, to architecture, travel, food and more. By collaborating with some of the best photographers, writers and creative contributors, Oak continuously pushes into new territory, with unrivalled stories about visionary people, design, ideas and spaces from around world.

Find out more at oakthenordicjournal.com

Oak The Nordic Journal offices in Copenhagen