Looking Sideways is my podcast and radio show about making, design, and material culture.
There have been two regular series. The first (in 2015) was very much acting on a hunch, and covered all sots of topics I found interesting. Pretty much an excuse to talk to interesting people.
The second (in 2016) was simultaneously broadcast on Resonance FM, and was very maker-focused. Having spent a lot of time working with makers – inside the culture – some questions keep popping up: What’s the value of making by hand when we can buy everything we need courtesy of a global manufacturing system that we can access with a swipe across glass? Are craft practices inherently nostalgic or can they point us towards valid ways of making in the future? How are new ways of making – open-source design; making on or in the body; digital fabrication – changing the relationships between makers and consumers; between makers, and the things we make?
I also work as a freelance producer. You’ll be able to hear the first fruits of this work, a series covering craft innovation, in 2018.