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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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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,

Jonathan Willett

Freelance researcher and writer who publishes mainly on creative and visual culture. PhD in Art & Design from Nottingham Trent University 2008. Lectures at local universities & colleges in Nottingham and has worked as exhibitions co-ordinator at QUAD Visual Arts and Media Centre, Derby. Current work explores the possibilities of creative ecologies that emphasize a 'materialist semiotic' of non-linguistic entities - materials, objects, behaviours - informed by the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari and Manuel De Landa.

Nottingham, UK

Sophie Gomez

Sophie is a French semiotician and cultural analyst based in London. She studied semiotics and critical theory during her M Res in France and she holds a M Lit in Managing in the Creative Industries from the University of St Andrews in UK. Sophie is curious to understand the dialogue between brands, people, and culture in order to help sharpen strategy and drive innovative thinking.

London, UK