Delhi and North India

The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture, like art, philosophy or any study of the human condition is intimately connected with what’s going on around it. There are many reasons for the ‘Indian way ofContinue reading “Delhi and North India”

Poverty Wears a Young Female Face

Up to the mid 1990s, the advanced economies largely succeeded in delivering the promise of growing prosperity for the majority of their citizens.   Prosperity was built on post-colonial systems exploitation of resources … and by and large the sharing of that prosperity was anything buy equitable for those outside the advanced economies.   The peopleContinue reading “Poverty Wears a Young Female Face”

Elizabeth Fraser: Voice & Magic

For me, few voices are as magical as Elizabeth Fraser’s.   The former Cocteau Twins vocalist has also worked with Massive Attack, Future Sound of London, Craig Armstrong and others.   In each collaboration the curiously liminal quality of her vocals add a sense of mystery; of belonging and immersion, yet also of separation and something otherworldly,Continue reading “Elizabeth Fraser: Voice & Magic”

The sound of gender and race in film

An odd concept perhaps, but this data visualisation is a great way to make the point that diversity needs to be fought for. The ugly sound of the way the data plays mirrors the ugly truth, white males and their stories dominate mainstream films, theatre and culture to the exclusion of almost everyone else. AndContinue reading “The sound of gender and race in film”

King Lear

One of my clients is the UK’s primary black led Theatre Company – Talawa Theatre Company. It’s an inspiring and creative place to work. Their latest Production is King Lear. You may have heard about it. It’s causing quite a stir. The cast is amazing, featuring the great Don Warrington MBE, Miltos Yerolemou (Game ofContinue reading “King Lear”

Marketing – Trends for 2016?

In an age where the late middle aged and middle income property owning demographic hold many of the financial cards, I’m interested to know what millenials (16-34 year olds) think and especially, how this impacts on marketing trends. With that in mind this (from Bauer Knowledge) is interesting: