Design, Interviews, Multidiscipline

To design for the Future of Work is to design for ageing. Part 1: a cloak of invisibility

Bias against recruiting older people for work is a form of brain drain at the pinnacle of wisdom. In the context of an ageing workforce, it affects everyone’s future chances to find work. If we fail to design for older workers as the norm, we fail everybody’s future potential.

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Interviews, Photography

Leadership in Black and White – how a manufacturer profits in a declined analogue film industry

The Ilford name went from near bankruptcy to brand leader for black and white films in less than a decade. Viviane Li visits the factory to find out how.

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Interviews, Multidiscipline, Photography

Journey to excellence – what qualities made Tim Rudman the expert in lith printing?

A visit to a bookshop started Tim Rudman on an unusual career change away from medicine. But his subsequent journey to expertise, from a self-taught amateur to the authority in lith printing, might not have happened without a background in science.

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Tim Rudman preparing for an exhibition of his photographic prints. Photo: Viviane Li

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Interviews, Photography

Picturing Wanteete – photography for social good

Photographer Louise Contino embarks on a four-month trip to teach African villagers to tell their stories via photography.

Everyday, thousands of carefree snaps are uploaded onto social networking sites, hoping for casual clicks on a ‘like’ button from a collective audience of some sort. But how much social impact do these images truly have for its intended community? The latest technology has popularised photography to such an extent that, much of the time, we seem to take the ease of image-making and its results for granted.

Meanwhile, in a small remote village called Wanteete in central Uganda in Africa, villagers await their first lesson with a film camera. How does it work? What can we do with it? How do we get the pictures out of this thing?

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Interviews, Photography

An interview with photographer Terry O’Neill

Find out the secrets to his success and pick up a few tips from the veteran photographer.

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Photographer Terry O’Neill. Photo: Viviane Li

“I hate being photographed… or doing interviews” said my interviewee just a short while into our conversation. The only thought I had at that point, was that I needed to get him to do both before I left the front door.

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