In this episode of Planet Pod Amanda is joined by Julie Flower as co-presenter to explore just how much art, design, architecture and the built environment influence how we feel about the world around us and, specifically, the planet and the climate. Special pod guests Michael Pinsky, artist, and Lynne Elvins, independent design strategist, discuss life, art, design and pollution!
Julie Flower is a management and organisational development consultant, facilitator and coach who helps leaders and teams to change and thrive. She runs The Specialist Generalist, a consultancy which focuses on the general skills needed to succeed in complex systems and a rapidly-changing working world. These include leadership, collaboration, creativity and behaviour change. Her clients include large public sector bodies.
Michael Pinsky is a British artist whose international projects have created innovative and challenging works in galleries and public spaces. He has undertaken many residencies that explore issues which shape and influence the use of our public realm. Taking the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and resident, he starts residencies and commissions without a specified agenda, working with local people and resources, allowing the physical, social and political environment to define his working methodology. His work has been shown at: TATE Britain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu; Saatchi Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; La Villette, Paris; BALTIC, Gateshead; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Modern Art Oxford, Milton Keynes Gallery, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Liverpool Biennial, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours; Armory Center of the Arts, Los Angeles and the Rotterdam International Architectural Biennial. His most recent solo exhibition was at Somerset House, London.
Lynne is an independent design strategist, guiding organizations to get the best from investing in design. With a goal to help build a world where design leads sustainable change, Lynne is fascinated by how the different cultures of creatives and business people can work collaboratively. She is co-creator of Sustainability Issue Mapping - a tool for designers and developed a 'working with ethics' framework for AVA publishing