Working with Fair Trade Nepal in Kathmandu.
Designed and implemented creative workshops with ten producer communities from a broad range of design
specialisms such as paper products, ceramics, small scale furniture manufacture, fabrics and fashion accessories.
Working with APT International in Oxford developing new products for traditional potters in the Lake Volta region of Ghana. Introduced new appropriate technologies and improved quality assurance procedures.
Research and publications
O “De–colonising design” published article in the South
African Indaba magazine. Article stresses the importance of indigenous cultures developing their own solutions to
design problems. 2004.
O “Urban expansion, rural decay” published article in the South African Indaba magazine. Article discussing ways of encouraging people to stay in rural areas by developing small scale enterprises. 2005.
O “The role of the artist in rural African communities”.
Department of colonial and post colonial studies
international conference paper. Nottingham Trent
O An alternative future for Industrial design in Southern
Africa. Conference Paper. Institute of Engineers. Gaborone.
Botswana. October 2009.
O “Distant voices” Article on the effects of the western creative
vocabulary on indigenous creativity in Southern Africa.
Blueprint Magazine. South Africa. 2010.
O “Design for Culture” Paper presented at the Common Ground
conference in February 2012. Rome. Italy.
O Distant Voices: Design and development from an alternative
perspective. Published by Common Ground publishing. USA.
Product design services
Technical drawing services