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15th June, 2020 / politics

Indefinite leave to remain

After almost six years of marriage, three expensive and stressful visas, and much quiet worry, we finally have confirmation that Geri can stay as long as she wants.

16th March, 2020 / covid-19

Keep Calm and Carry On Infecting

While events across the globe — from small meetups to significant sporting competitions — are rightly postponed or cancelled, we spent the weekend exhibiting at a print fair.

15th February, 2020 / events

This could be the last time

New Adventures 2020 came and went. It was exhausting, amazing, invaluable, intellectual, challenging, and... did I say exhausting yet? It was definitely exhausting.

22nd January, 2020 / design

A time for imagination

Last year’s New Adventures conference could have been a one-off reunion. It was a challenging project, but the event itself was probably our best yet, and the response overwhelming.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2020.

19th October, 2019 / design

Primer EU: Futures For All

I spent this week in Madrid, where I attended Primer EU. With my increasing interest in futures and speculative design, I wanted to take a closer look at the community, its methods, and successes.

1st October, 2019 / art

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life

Having admired Eliasson’s work for twenty years, I’d expected to love everything about this significant Tate survey. Instead, I began to wonder if I’d over-invested in his ideas.

25th September, 2019 / japan

Defying Tradition

Geri Coady is a designer and illustrator (and, lucky for me, my wife) sharing her lifelong passion for Japanese culture, language, and travel. Today, her first exhibition opens in Tokyo.

28th July, 2019 / newfoundland

The 92nd Tely 10

Ten miles, 1:44:58. Despite the heat and me feeling a bit rough, we shaved six minutes off our previous attempt, thanks to Geri running so strong!

11th July, 2019 / art

Art in Real Life: Addressing the Sustainability Challenge

Ahead of its big new Olafur Eliasson show, Tate Modern hosted a discussion about the potential of culture to address sustainability and inspire change.

4th June, 2019 / events

An emotional adventure

Excitement gave way to fear, but hard work and a positive community made everything worthwhile. This is what it felt like to bring back New Adventures after a six-year hiatus.

18th May, 2019 / travel

Selfie-reflection

To mark each trip to Düsseldorf, we've snapped a selfie at the same location. Looking at these images side by side caused me to reflect on the changes to my physical and mental health since meeting my wife.

5th April, 2019 / speaking

Identity at Dot York 2018

It was an honour to speak at last October’s excellent Dot York conference, invited to contribute my thoughts to the opening session exploring digital identity.

6th March, 2019 / events

Dear Nature book launch

Last night I attended the launch of Dear Nature, an important new work from renowned Nottingham artist John Newling. I was also invited to give a reading from the book.

25th February, 2019 / books

Convenience Store Human

Thoughts on the uniqueness of the Japanese konbini, the subtle science fiction of Convenience Store Woman, and notes from a recent Q&A event featuring author Sayaka Murata and translator Ginny Tapley Takemori.

24th January, 2019 / events

A certain sense of inevitability

The first New Adventures took place in 2011, sparking a trilogy of events that helped push digital design forward with bold ideas and honest opinion.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2019.

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