Design Thinking Series

Listen to recorded talks from the Design Thinking lecture series.

An ongoing lecture series in partnership with UWE Bristol, listen to all four installments here.

Design Thinking 1: Emerging practice.

Wednesday 9 November 2016

What does it take to succeed as a small practice? What specialisms or practice modes are emerging in response to changes in the profession?

Stonewood Design, Mark Wray Architects, Barefoot Architects and Emmett Russell Architects share their ethos, approach and experiences as a primer to discussion.

Design Thinking 2: Loyn & Co Architects.

Wednesday 30 November 2016

The 2016 Stirling Prize finalist ‘Outhouse’ by Loyn & Co Architects has been described by Architect’s Journal as “one of the most outstanding new houses in Britain this decade”.

Chris Loyn shares the design process behind both this remarkable cast concrete home cut into a Forest of Dean hillside and the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal-winning ‘Stormy Castle’.

Design Thinking 3: Making a Difference?

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Can architects and professionals positively respond to the complex and pressing issues society faces today?

In a time of increasing social, political and economic instability, how can we create diverse, inclusive and cohesive communities? What alternative approaches to the city can we imagine and create? Join Sarah Hollingworth (Architecture 00), Mark Parsons (Studio Polpo), Dr Rachel Sara (Hands On Bristol) and Craig White (White Design) to explore the role of architecture in changing times.

Design Thinking 4: Carmody Groarke

Wednesday 15 March 2017

London-based Carmody Groarke is an award winning practice that has developed a reputation for successful collaborations with artists and for the arts, including Frieze (London) Art Fair, the memorial to the July 7 London bombings and a temporary gallery at Glyndebourne.

The fourth and final part of the Design Thinking series sees the practice discuss their design process and approach to memorial projects. Lewis Kinneir of Carmody Groarke is joined by Phil Baines, Professor of Typography at Central St Martins to discuss their collaborations.


Design Thinking is a series of talks in partnership with UWE Bristol. This event is supported by UWE Bristol’s Ibstock Lecture Series.