Monthly Archives: November 2012

Social design for the other 90% : influencing consumerism

On 26th November Marney attended one of the social design talks given by Steven Johnson, director of Collaborative Change.  As an experienced copyrighter in the advertising industry he has worked in recent years on social design, using his skills to influence behaviour … Continue reading

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Alencon trip

Representatives from University of Brighton BRIDGE project : Dr Joan Farrer, Stefano Santilli (Senior Lecturer), Dave Saunders (Project Manager Woodland Enterprises Centre),  Dianne Larribeau (Interreg administrator), Carolyn Watt, Harry Trimble and Marney Walker (research assistants) spent 3 days in Alencon … Continue reading

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From Sussex to Northern France

As we drove from Dieppe to Alencon Dave Saunders was explaining how the geology in Northern France is similar to that of Sussex, so the vernacular materials will be similar. However there are no deer or grey squirrels in France … Continue reading

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Eco Design Event Alencon

BRIDGE partners came together at Alencon on 21st November 2012 to present at the Eco Design Day : from using to recycling of biosourced materials that was attended by over 150 representatives from research, design,manufacturing and processing backgrounds. A ‘speed-dating’ … Continue reading

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Bois & Sens Exhibition at the Eco Design Event Alencon

   Stefano, Joan, Dave and Harry viewing the Bois & Sens exhibition at the Eco Design Event

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Visit to Institute Superieure de Plasturgie D’Alencon (ISPA)

Stefano Santilli and Dave Saunders visited ISPA to discuss potential collaborative projects with University of Brighton students. Dr Christian Gondard (above left) was keen to involve students in work with their Compo-line cellulose nitrate/wood dust material. They need to establish … Continue reading

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Visit to Lamibois

Stefano Santilli and Dave Saunders also visited Lamibois. Stefano observed :”An incredible amount of waste generated through ‘effiicient’ timber processing – up to 50% waste at sawmill / up to 40% waste at Lamibois in grading and recutting oak for … Continue reading

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