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  • Project Update It’s time to take stock of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Most research projects are beholden to funders or other entities that ask for deliverables, including an update on what the project actually achieved. Proposal writing always encourages a clear path......

  • We are delighted to present this seminar series on ‘Collective Praxis as Designing Radicality’ hosted by the ‘Counter-Framing Design ‘project.  The concepts we choose instruct how we consider, approach and conceive of the collective. The question of the multifarious ways in which individuals may or may......

  • Overview This article documents and shares insights from a design research workshop to ‘Map Frames for Strategic Action’, hosted on 26th May 2021, with invited participants from a community of ‘new economy’ activists in the UK, as well as academics with expertise in areas of design, economics, sustainability, participation, peer-to-peer, commons and political economy. ......

  • We recently joined a Citizens Assembly hosted by Citizens UK. Community organisers reported on single-issue campaigns including jobs for youth; policing and race; digital inclusion and fair energy.   We heard from members of the community who have been affected by these issues and benefited from the respective campaigns, in the presence of external representatives, such as Cllr......

  • In November Counter-Framing Design held a seminar session with senior lecturer Torange Khonsari’s Design for Cultural Commons MA at London Metropolitan University. As co-founder and director of the critical art and architecture practice Public Works, one of our project partners, Torange is an advisor on......

  • These recordings document the Designing the Commons seminar series, hosted by the Counter-Framing Design project as during Autumn 2020. The recorded sessions shared here include debates, discussions and perspectives from leading thinkers, activists, practitioners, and educators on how we can conceive a design for 21st......

  • We are delighted to be co-hosting the seminar series ‘Designing the Commons’ with the Institute of Design Innovation. At the onset of the COVID crisis, new commons have emerged that responded to frontline struggles in crucial and urgent ways – through the formation of solidarity......