How can we step away from systems we depend on when we recognise that those systems are flawed or harmful? I have spent six and a half years in higher education, and I think this is one of the big questions that has underpinned my work throughout that time.
Physics is often thought of as the most rigid of the material sciences. Qualitative, or text-based data which focuses on opinions, beliefs, and relationships between people shares much in common with physics.
As a life-long chronic overachiever, when I broke my leg I made sure I did a really good job and broke it in seven places. You may think this is silly, but who now has a distinction in Schatzker fractures. Me.
Tiny houses have been heralded as a radical and creative way to address a lack of affordable housing, as well as reducing living costs and shrinking our carbon footprint. But are they as radical as they could be? Who can access them, and how?
“A safe and settled home is the cornerstone on which we build a better quality of life.”, so says Jake Eliot, head of policy for the money advice service, and many would agree. And now, homes have also become our “first line of defence against the COVID-19 outbreak”, according to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Housing, who goes on to state that “Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.” Hasn’t it?
As I mentioned here, we were fortunate to have some lovely pals come and help us start off the walls. This was especially useful for moral support, as the cabin was essentially a very heavy, very ambitious Ikea click-together affair.