Monthly Archives: April 2017

Leading with design thinking

BlueyCheck (far right) and earlier prototypes by Claire Metcalfe. On display now in ‘Shape’ at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney, Australia.

I’ve been reading quite a bit about design thinking for an article I recently wrote in a new design publication, Design is Political. It’s been a joyous process for me. Through my reading, the issue of leadership has surfaced, with some thought provoking ideas sprinkled through talk of what leading with a design thinking mindset looks like. One of the ideas that has captivated me is a simple, and not very novel idea: how leadership can be reinvigorated by including ‘outsiders’. Continue reading

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STUDIO TALK: Colleen Boyle

Exciting! This week marks the first of a new series on the blog called Studio Talk where I get artists and designers to talk about what goes on in their studio. Our first guest is Melbourne artist, Colleen Boyle. Colleen is clever – she was awarded a PhD from RMIT School of Art in 2016. She’s also a gifted artist having recently won a sculpture commission for the Wonderment Walk in Melbourne. I met Colleen many years ago through a tribe of connected colleagues and friends in the city I contantly pine for – Melbourne. I moved to Sydney 2.5 years ago and so have not seen Colleen’s fantastic new sculpture, Celestial Ground, installed at Docklands. But I will be making a beeline for it on my next trip south.

I asked Colleen some questions about her studio practice hoping that this talented and very busy woman might shed some light on how she does it for the rest of us.

All images in this post belong to Colleen. Continue reading

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