Top 10 achievements in 2011

2009’s top 10 | 2010’s top 10 1. Co-design of the ColaLife Trial We first visited Zambia in October 2010 to gauge interest in a trial there of the ColaLife idea. We got an overwhelmingly positive response and so started working with key local partners on a plan. We visited again in January and May to meet […]

Honda continue to help us reach new audiences

On Sunday (yesterday, 16/10/11) ColaLife featured in The Sunday Observer Magazine under the headline An idea with fizz (it’s on page 38 apparently). I was the third of the Cultural Engineers to be featured. Seven more to go. Six of these are in place and there are five candidates for the tenth slot. You can vote […]

Honda | The Power of Dreams

Regular readers will know of my involvement in Honda’s Dream Factory where Honda have brought together nine ‘Cultural Engineers’ who are doing interesting things. Honda is supporting us in our work in various ways. So far, ColaLife has been part of a week-long exhibition in Brick Lane, held last summer (2010)  and this August (2011) ColaLife was […]

ColaLife enters the mainstream popular and academic media

As we build up to our move to Zambia to oversee an independently evaluated trial of the ColaLife concept, interest in what we are trying to achieve has reached new levels. In the last few weeks we have had three mentions in HELLO! Magazine (@hellomag) with a full-page spread in the 22 August 2011 issue. […]

Win tickets to the Dream Factory exhibition preview

Image courtesy of The Dream Factory. Honda. On 21 May The Dream Factory Exhibition opens at The Dray Walk Gallery, Brick Lane, London ‘as a tribute to the Cultural Engineers and their inspirational work’. Top row: Nihal Arthanayake; Simon Berry; Cath Le Couteur; Oliver Hemsley & Katy Dawe; Agents of Change; Pip McKnight & Ian Francis; Kevin […]

Meet the Cultural Engineers

Image based on an original photograph by Bertie Borésdon This is a bit of an honour. Honda are launching a new car (it is a hybrid!). The stuff of dreams. To accompany the launch they have recruited a bunch of cultural engineers (aka dreamers and innovators) and are planning to publish a limited edition book […]