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Biophilic Design

Codes of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The Bucket & the Shower

Examining bathing, modernity, heritage and nostalgia in India

Disorderly Design

In praise of local idiosyncrasies – India vs Singapore & global homogeneity

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Kristian Bankov

Kristian Bankov (b. 1970) is professor in semiotics, sociology of consumption and brand communication at New Bulgarian University. He is the head of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies and director of the Sociosemiotic laboratory there. KB is the main organizer of the annual Early Fall School in Semiotics (EFSS) which takes place in Bulgaria, mostly in Sozopol, each September since 1995. He likes beer and football. For more information see Facebook.

Sofia, Bulgaria

Brian McIntyre

Brian McIntyre is the owner of Orchard Brand Agency, a planning and insight agency based in Dublin. With a long-held interest in semiotics arising his period as a director of Added Value in London, he is an expert practitioner in consumer and cultural insight, brand positioning and applied innovation. Brian is an avid musician having spent several seasons as a semi-professional opera singer and a passionate writer. His Orchard Blog - 140+ essays at the intersection of marketing and life - insightfully anticipated the triumph of Trump, Macron, Netflix, and holds firm in its prediction that the new shape of Toblerone cannot last.

Dublin,

Ryan Hu

Ryan Hu grew up in Shanghai, graduated in Comprehensive Design then worked for international advertising agencies experiencing how world-class creativity works in the commercial realm. Instead of staying in his comfort zone, he shifted his study focus and spent 2014 studying on the MA in Design Futures & Metadesign at Goldsmiths, University London. Using radical and reflective methodological approaches to design and writing, Ryan engages with changing cultures and collaborative design practice. Personal website: www.tobehvh.com

Shanghai, China