London Design Festival: Debating maintenance and de-growth at the Non-Pavilion

Can’t make it to Liverpool on September 28th? Or just want a preview? We will be at the London Design Festival this weekend! The Non-Pavilion, in the Sackler Courtyard at the V&A, focuses on design and de-growth. How can design help to reverse over-consumption and production? Naomi Turner and Jen McArthur from the Festival of Maintenance will join Geraldine Dening from Architects for Social Housing … Continue reading London Design Festival: Debating maintenance and de-growth at the Non-Pavilion

How do you maintain a football club? Oliver Holtaway on the community takeover of Bath City FC

In the lead-up to the 2019 Festival of Maintenance, we are catching up with some of our speakers from 2018 to reflect on the value of maintenance in our work and everyday lives. Oliver Holtaway advises social enterprises and mission-led businesses on strategy, research and communications, and helped to make Bath City FC a community-owned football club. See Oliver’s talk from the 2018 Festival here. … Continue reading How do you maintain a football club? Oliver Holtaway on the community takeover of Bath City FC

Alex Mecklenburg on maintenance and why we need better stories

The 2018 Festival of Maintenance brought together a variety of fantastic speakers. Leading up to the 2019 Festival, we are catching up with some of our speakers from 2018 to reflect on the value of maintenance in our work and everyday lives. Alex Mecklenburg is a co-founder at Truth & Spectacle, a consultancy that helps organisations own their creativity as a business function for innovation … Continue reading Alex Mecklenburg on maintenance and why we need better stories